Famous Baroque Paintings

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David Playing the Harp

“David Playing the Harp” (1670) is a painting by Dutch artist Jan de Bray.

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  • Artist: Jan de Bray
  • Subject: David
  • Genres (Art): History painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

2

Odysseus and Calypso

The Greek poet Homer recounts how the heroic warrior Odysseus found refuge on the island of the nymph Calypso. The Trojan War is over: Amor, the god of love, now teasingly places the battle helmet on Calypso’s head. Odysseus and Calypso instantly fall in love. This painting hung in the Soestdijk hunting lodge, in the apartment of Mary Stuart, the consort of William III.

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  • Artist: Gerard de Lairesse
  • Subject: War
  • Genres (Art): History painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

3

Children Teaching a Cat to Dance

“Children Teaching a Cat to Dance” (c. 1665-1668) is a painting by Dutch artist Jan Steen.

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  • Artist: Jan Steen
  • Subject: Children
  • Genres (Art): History painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

4

Cupid Sleeping

“Cupid Sleeping” (c. 1618) is a painting by Italian artist Caravaggio.

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  • Artist: Caravaggio
  • Subject: Cupid
  • Genres (Art): History painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

Caravaggio

Sleeping Cupid

5

Domine quo vadis?

“Domine, quo vadis? is a painting by the Italian Baroque painter Annibale Carracci, according to the apocrypha Acts of Peter. Dating from c. 1602, it is housed in the National Gallery, London.

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  • Subject: Religion
  • Genres (Art): History painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

6

Girl at a Window

“Girl at a Window” (1651) is a painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

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  • Artist: Rembrandt
  • Subject: Portrait
  • Genres (Art): Portrait Painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

7

Girl Eating An Apple

“Girl Eating an Apple” (c. 1675-1680) is a painting by Dutch Golden Age artist Godfried Schalcken.

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  • Subject: Genre Art
  • Genres (Art): Portrait Painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

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Hendrickje Bathing in a River

“Hendrickje Bathing in a River” (1654) is a painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt.”

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  • Artist: JRembrandt
  • Subject: Hendrickje Stoffels
  • Genres (Art):Portrait painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque