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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John the Baptist was the subject of at least eight paintings by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The story of John the Baptist is told in the Gospels. John was the cousin of Jesus, and his calling was to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. He lived in the wilderness of Judea between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, "his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey." He baptised Jesus in the Jordan, and was eventually killed by Herod Antipas when he called upon the king to reform his evil ways. John was frequently shown in Christian art, identifiable by his bowl, reed cross, camel's skin and lamb. The ...more on Wikipedia
Subject: John the Baptist
Art Form: Paintingsee more on John the Baptist (John in the Wilderness)
The Madonna and Child with saints polyptych is a five piece Madonna polyptych by Italian Renaissance artist Duccio di Buoninsegna, also referred to as Polyptych no. 47 by Ducio. The bright colors and gold used in the work reflect Duccio's usual style. Above the Madonna, Child and four saints, the polyptych depicts ten patriarchs and prophets.Christ is at the apex of the polyptych and is flanked by four angels below him. The saints depicted are Agnes, John the Evangelist, John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene. It was painted between 1311 and 1318, and is located at the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Siena, Italy. ...more on Wikipedia
Subject: Madonna, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Agnes of Rome, Jesus Christ, + more
Art Form: Paintingsee more on Madonna and Child with saints polyptych
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 on Wikipedia
Artist: Andrea del Verrocchio
Subject: Madonna, John the Baptist, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, + moresee more on Madonna with Sts John the Baptist and Donatus