Famous Renaissance Paintings

List of famous Renaissance paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Renaissance period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Renaissance paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Renaissance period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

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This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Renaissance paintings?” and “What are examples of Renaissance paintings?”

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  • Altarpiece of Ober-St. Veit
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    • Artist: Albrecht Dürer, Hans Leonhard Schäufelein
    • Genres (Art): Christian art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Renaissance
  • Annunciation
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    • Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): Christian art, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
  • Bacchus and Ariadne
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    • Artist: Titian
    • Subject: Ariadne, Dionysus
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
  • Christ among the Doctors
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    • Artist: Albrecht Dürer
    • Subject: Finding in the Temple
    • Genres (Art): Religious image
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Renaissance