The Greatest Western Paintings of all Times

Selected by piero scaruffi

(Revised and edited by Nick Campsall, Marco Spagnuolo and Teun Romme)

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A Visual History of the Visual Arts

These are the paintings that, in my opinion, you shouldn't miss (you can also view this list with pictures of the paintings at Luke Muehlhauser's webpage).
Please e-mail me the original titles of paintings and their date and the websites of their museums.
For modern art my ebook A Visual History of the Visual Arts is much more reliable and updated than this (very old) list.
  1. Bosch: De Tuin der Lusten/ The Garden of Delights (1504) - Prado, Madrid
  2. Michelangelo: Il Giudizio Universale/ Universal Judgement (1541) - Cappella Sistina, Roma
  3. Ernst: Europa Nach Dem Regen II/ Europa After the Rain II (1942) - Sumner Collection, Hartford
  4. Klimt: Beethovenfries (1902) - Secession, Wien
  5. Dali: Metamorphose de Narcisse/ Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) - Tate Gallery, London
  6. Klimt: Die Jungfrau/ The Virgin (1913) - National Gallery, Prague
  7. Bosch: Het Laatste Oordeel/ The Last Judgement (1505) - Gemaldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Wien
  8. Klimt: Der Kuss/ The Kiss (1908) - Belvedere, Wien
  9. Botticelli: Allegoria della Primavera/ Spring (1478) - Uffizi, Firenze
  10. Monet: Nympheas (1926) - Orangerie, Paris
  11. Leonardo: Il Cenacolo/ The Last Supper (1497) - S.Maria delle Grazie, Milano
  12. Uccello: Battaglia di San Romano/Part I (1456) - Uffizi, Firenze
  13. Van Gogh: De Sterrennacht/ Starry Night (1889) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
  14. Raffaello: Sposalizio della Vergine/ The Wedding of the Virgin (1504) - Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano
  15. Dali: Crucifixion (1954) - Metropolitan Museum, New York
  16. Bruegel: De Triomf van de Dood/ Triumph of Death (1562) - Prado, Madrid
  17. Botticelli: Nascita di Venere/ The Birth of Venus (1485) - Uffizi, Firenze
  18. Rubens: De Aanbidding der Koningen/ The Adoration of the Magi (1609), Prado, Madrid
  19. Greco: Toledo (1599) - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  20. Giotto: Cappella degli Scrovegni, Padova (1305)
  21. Cranach: Flugelaltar mit dem Jungsten Gericht (1524) - Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
  22. Seurat: La Parade du Cirque/ Circus Sideshow (1888) - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  23. Dali: La Persistencia de la Memoria/ Persistence of Memory (1931) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
  24. Ernst: La Ville Entiere/ The Entire City (1936) - Kunsthaus, Zurich
  25. Rembrandt: De Nachtwacht/ Militia Company/ Nightwatch (1642) - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  26. Van Eyck: Madonna in de Kerk/ Madonna in the Church (1425) - Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
  27. Bruegel: Het Gevecht tussen Vasten en Vastenavond/ Der Kampf Zwischenfaschig/ The Battle Between Carnival and Lent (1559) - Kunsthistorischess Museum, Wien
  28. Leonardo: Gioconda/ Mona Lisa (1505) - Louvre, Paris
  29. Raffaello: Trasfigurazione/ Transfiguration (1519) - Pinacoteca Vaticana, Roma
  30. Rousseau: La Bohemienne Endormie/ Sleeping Gypsy (1897) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
  31. Piero della Francesca: Leggenda della Vera Croce/ The Legend of the True Cross (1460) - S.Francesco, Arezzo
  32. Van Gogh: De Aardappeleters/ Potato Eaters (1885) - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  33. Bruegel: Nederlandse Spreekwoorden/ Dutch Proverbs (1559) - Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
  34. Greco: La Crucifixion (1594) - Prado, Madrid
  35. Seurat: La Grande Jatte/ A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1886) - Art Institute, Chicago
  36. Altdorfer: Die Alexanderschlacht/ The Battle of Alexander the Great (1529) - Alte Pinakothek, Munchen
  37. Monet: The Grainstack - Snow Effect (1896) - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  38. Klee: Ad Marginem (1930) - Kunstmuseum, Basel
  39. Rembrandt: Het Feest van Balthazar/ Belshazzar's Feast (1635) - National Gallery, London
  40. Van Gogh: Le Cypres/ Cypresses (1889) - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  41. Rubens: St. Augustinus/ St. Augustine (1638), National Gallery, Prague
  42. Van Eyck: Portret van Giovanni Arnolfini en zijn Vrouw/ Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (1434) - National Gallery, London
  43. Renoir: Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1876) - Musee National d'Orsay, Paris
  44. Renoir: Le Dejeuner des Canotiers/ Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) - Phillips Collection, Washington
  45. Goya: Aquelarre/ Witches' Sabbath/ Il Grande Caprone (1821) - Prado, Madrid
  46. Velasquez: Las Meninas/ The Maids of Honour (1656) - Prado, Madrid
  47. Chagall: Moi et Le Village/ I and the Village (1911) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
  48. Duchamp: Nu Descendant un Escalier #2/ Nude Descending a Staircase #2 (1912) - Museum of Art, Philadelphia
  49. Van der Weyden: Kruisafneming/ Deposition (1435) - Prado, Madrid
  50. Rembrandt: De Anatomische Les van Dr. Nicolaes Tulp/ Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp (1632) - Mauritshuis, Den Haag
  51. Rembrandt: De Anatomische Les van Dr. Joan Deijman/ Anatomy Lesson of Dr Joan Deijman (1656) - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  52. Van Dyck: Rinaldo e Armida (1629), Museum of Art, Baltimore
  53. Rousseau: Une Soiree au Carnaval/ Carnival Evening (1886) - Museum of Art, Philadelphia
  54. Renoir: Les Parapluies/ The Umbrellas (1884) - National Gallery, London
  55. Van Eyck: De Maagd van Kanselier Rolin/ The Virgin and Chancellor Rolin (1435) - Louvre, Paris
  56. Goya: Vision Fantastica/ Asmodea (1823) - Prado, Madrid
  57. Greco: Laocoon (1610) - National Gallery, Washington
  58. Magritte: Le Faux Miroir/ The False Mirror (1928) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
  59. DeChirico: Il Grande Metafisico/ The Great Metaphysical Interior (1917) - Museum of Modern Art, New York
  60. Magritte: La Condition Humaine/ The Human Condition (1933) - National Gallery, Washington
  61. Bruegel: De Toren van Babel/ Babel Tower (1563) - Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien
  62. Tansey: Triumph over Mastery (1986) - Private Collection, New York
  63. Magritte: La Chateau des Pyrenees/ Castle in the Pyrenees (1959) - Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  64. Tansey: Forward Retreat (1986) - Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles
  65. Millet: Le Repos des Moissonneurs/ Harvesters Resting (1853) - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  66. Munch: Skrik/ Der Schrei der Natur/ The Scream (1893) - Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo


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