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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 Elevation of the Cross
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    The Elevation of the Cross is a triptych painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens, completed in 1610-1611. Peter Paul Rubens painted The Elevation of the Cross after returning to Flanders from Italy. The work shows the clear influence of Italian Renaissance and Baroque artists such as Caravaggio, Tintoretto, and Michelangelo. The central panel illustrates a tension between the multitude of finely muscled men attempting to lift the cross and the seemingly unbearable weight of Christ on the cross. Peter Paul Rubens' foreshortening is evident in the contortions of the struggling, strapping men. Christ cuts across the central panel in a diagonal, stylistically akin to Caravaggio's... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
    • Subject: Passion
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Baroque
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  • The Last Judgment
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    The Last Judgment is a triptych attributed to German painter Hans Memling and painted between 1467 and 1471. It is now in the National Museum in Gdańsk in Poland. It was commissioned by Angelo Tani, an agent of the Medici at Bruges, but was captured at sea by Paul Beneke, a privateer from Danzig. It was placed in the Basilica of the Assumption but in the 20th century it was moved to its present location. The central panel shows Jesus sitting in judgment on the world, while St Michael the Archangel is weighing souls and driving the damned towards Hell. On the left hand panel, the saved are being guided into heaven by St Peter and angels. On the right-hand panel, the damned are being dragged... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Hans Memling
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • La belle jardinière
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    La belle jardinière, also known as Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael. It was commissioned by the Sienese patrician Fabrizio Sergardi and shows Mary, Christ and the young John the Baptist. It is currently in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.This painting is one of the most famous Madonna portraits of Italian Renaissance painter, Raphael. Raphael studied the works of Leonardo da Vinci while in Florence and applied some of Leonardo's techniques to his own painting. Raphael's use of contrasting light and darks, and the relaxed, informal pose of the Madonna illustrates Leonardo's influence on La belle jardinière.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Madonna
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, Portrait painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: High Renaissance
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  • The Resurrection
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    "The Resurrection" (c. 1635) is a painting by Dutch artist Bartholomeus Breenbergh.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Bartholomeus Breenbergh
    • Genres (Art): Religious image, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age
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