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List of Famous Religious Image Paintings

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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 Adoration of the Magi
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    The Adoration of the Magi (1619) is a painting by Dutch artist Hendrick ter Brugghen....  more
    • Artist: Hendrick ter Brugghen
    • Subject: Biblical Magi, Adoration of the Magi
    • Genres (Art): Religious image
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Utrecht Caravaggism
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  • St. Sebastian
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    • Artist: Andrea Mantegna
    • Subject: Saint Sebastian
    • Genres (Art): Religious image
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • Crucifixion
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    "Crucifixion" (c. 1509-1518) is a painting by Juan de Flandes....  more
    • Artist: Juan de Flandes
    • Subject: Passion
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • San Sebastian
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    "San Sebastian" (1577-1578) is a painting by El Greco....  more
    • Artist: El Greco
    • Subject: Saint Sebastian
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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