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List of the most famous narrative art paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular narrative art paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. narrative art is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the narrative art genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

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Guernica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Narrative Art Paintings
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Artist: Pablo Picasso

Subject: War, Spanish Civil War, Suffering

Genres (Art): Narrative art

Art Form: Painting

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I See the Rhythm of Gospel by ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Narrative Art Paintings
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Artist: Michele Wood

Subject: African American, Creativity, Slavery in the United States, Musician, Christian Faith, + more

Genres (Art): Religious image, Allegory, Visionary art, Genre art, Religious art, + more

Art Form: Sculpture, Mixed media, Installation art, Painting, Tapestry

Period / Movement: Contemporary art

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Josephine and the Fortune-Tell... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Narrative Art Paintings
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Artist: David Wilkie

Subject: Joséphine de Beauharnais

Genres (Art): Narrative art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Romanticism

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Pygmalion and Galatea


Pygmalion and Galatea is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Narrative Art Paintings
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Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme

Subject: Galatea, Pygmalion

Genres (Art): Narrative art

Art Form: Painting