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The Greatest Works Art About John the Baptist

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List of famous John the Baptist art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic John the Baptist paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular John the Baptist works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years John the Baptist has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing John the Baptist art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

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    The Madonna with the Saints John the Baptist and Donatus is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio, circa 1475-1483. It is housed in the Cathedral of Pistoia, Italy. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary, and Saints John the Baptist and Donatus of Fiesole....  more
    • Artist: Andrea del Verrocchio
    • Subject: Madonna, John the Baptist, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary
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    John the Baptist (Youth with a Ram)

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    • Artist: Caravaggio
    • Subject: John the Baptist
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Salome with the Head of John the Baptist, c. 1607/1610, is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio in the National Gallery, London. The painting was discovered in a private collection in 1959. The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672, mentions a Salome with the Head of John the Baptist sent by the artist to the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta in the hope of regaining favour after having been expelled from the Order in 1608. It seems likely, however, that Bellori was referring to a different painting of the same subject. The handling and the raking light link this painting to works done in Naples during the artist's brief stay in the city during 1606–1607,...  more
    • Artist: Caravaggio
    • Subject: John the Baptist
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • St. John the Baptist is an oil painting on walnut wood by Leonardo da Vinci. Completed from 1513 to 1516, when the High Renaissance was metamorphosing into Mannerism, it is believed to be his final painting. The original size of the work was 69x57 cm. It is now exhibited at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. The piece depicts St. John the Baptist in isolation. St. John is dressed in pelts, has long curly hair, and is smiling in an enigmatic manner which is reminiscent of Leonardo's famous Mona Lisa. He holds a reed cross in his left hand while his right hand points up toward heaven. It is believed that the cross and wool skins were added at a later date by another painter. The pointing...  more
    • Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
    • Subject: John the Baptist
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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