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List of Famous Narrative Art Paintings

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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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    Pygmalion and Galatea

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    Pygmalion and Galatea (1890) is a painting by Jean-Leon Gerome....
    • Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme
    • Subject: Galatea, Pygmalion
    • Genres (Art): Narrative art
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Josephine and the Fortune-Teller (1837) is a painting by British artist Sir David Wilkie....  more
    • Artist: David Wilkie
    • Subject: Joséphine de Beauharnais
    • Genres (Art): Narrative art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism
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    War, the Exile and the Rock Limpet (1842) is a painting by English Romantic artist Joseph Mallord William Turner....  more
    • Artist: J. M. W. Turner
    • Subject: Saint Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte
    • Genres (Art): History painting, Narrative art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism
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    The Defence of Saragossa (1828) is a painting by British artist Sir David Wilkie....  more
    • Artist: David Wilkie
    • Subject: First Siege of Zaragoza
    • Genres (Art): History painting, Narrative art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism
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