Relief Art: Famous Works

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List of famous Relief art from around the world, listed alphabetically. This popular Relief art list features pictures of each famous Relief piece when available, and includes names of the famous artists who created the artwork. Fans of historic Relief art can use this list to discover some beautiful Relief pieces that they've never seen before.

These items, like Madonna of the Stairs and Armoire said to be by Hugues Sambin include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What is an example of Relief art?" and "Who are the most famous Relief artists?"

For some of these Relief pieces you can click on the title to find out more information about the art. If you're writing a paper on renowned Relief art, this list is a great jumping off point. 
Bacchus Feeding a Panther

Artist: John Deare

Art Form: Sculpture, Relief

Battle of the Centaurs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Relief Art: Famous Works
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Battle of the Centaurs is a relief by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, created around 1492. It was the last work Michelangelo created while under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, who died shortly after its completion. Inspired by a classical relief created by Bertoldo di Giovanni, the unfinished marble sculpture depicts the mythic battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. A popular subject of art in ancient Greece, the story was suggested to Michelangelo by the classical scholar and poet Poliziano. Battle of the Centaurs was a remarkable sculpture in several ways, presaging Michelangelo's future sculptural direction. Michelangelo had departed from the then current practices of ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Michelangelo

Art Form: Relief

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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"Knitting" (1886 cast) is a relief sculpture by American artist Thomas Eakins. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Thomas Eakins

Art Form: Sculpture, Relief

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Madonna of the Stairs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Relief Art: Famous Works
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The Madonna of the Stairs is a relief sculpture by Michelangelo in the Casa Buonarroti, Florence. It was sculpted around 1491, when Michelangelo was about seventeen. This and the Battle of the Centaurs were Michelangelo's first two sculptures. The first reference to the Madonna of the Stairs as a work by Michelangelo was in the 1568 edition of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Michelangelo

Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child

Art Form: Sculpture, Relief

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

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