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List of Famous Religious Image Paintings

Updated June 14, 2019 3 votes 3 voters 44.5k views32 items

List of the most famous religious image paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular religious image 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. religious image is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the religious image genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

Examples of items on this list include Adoration of the Magi and St. Sebastian. Featuring Christian paintings, iconic paintings, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of religious image paintings?" and "What are the most famous religious image paintings?"
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    The Descent from the Cross

    • Artist: Bernardino Butinone
    • Subject: Descent from the Cross
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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    St. Luke Painting the Icon of the Virgin

    St. Luke Painting the Icon of the Virgin
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    St. Luke Painting the Icon of the Virgin (1608) is a painting by Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: El Greco
    • Subject: Luke the Evangelist
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Spanish Renaissance
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  • Annunciation
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    The diptych by contemporary artist Igor Kufayev depicts the moment of immaculate conception known in Western European iconography as Annunciation.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Igor Kufayev
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): Religious image
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • St. Sebastian
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    St. Sebastian is a painting by Dutch Carravaggist artist Hendrick ter Brugghen.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Hendrick ter Brugghen
    • Subject: Saint Sebastian, Saint Irene of Rome
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Utrecht Caravaggism, Renaissance
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