15 Famous Christian Art Paintings

11. Annunciation, Fra Angelico

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A brilliant piece among all Christian paintings, The Annunciation is not the only Christian art of its type. At least two other Angelico works titled Annunciation exists. The San Marco version is unique for several reasons, particularly because it’s simpler and more subdued than other Renaissance art. It was commissioned by a religious community to which Angelico was a member. Contemplation and devotion were the controlling factors behind this Annunciation version.

12. Virgin of the Grapes, Pierre Mignard

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This famous Christian art was painted by the French artist in 1640. Virgin of the Grapes depicts a large background landscape, partly covered by a curtain in the foreground. It’s in harmony and silence. Jesus, as a child, is looking in front from behind Virgin Mary’s thin veil, which symbolizes purity. Her blue mantle represents the sky, while the red evokes love. The apples probably are an indication of the Original Sin. The painting is displayed at the Louvre.

13. Adoration of the Magi, Leonardo da Vinci

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It’s one of the earlier works of the master Italian painter and was commissioned by the San Donato a Scopeto Augustinian monks of Florence. But da Vinci soon left for Milan. The oil on wood painting can be seen at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where it has been housed since 1670.

14. Christ in Gethsemane, Heinrich Hofmann

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It’s one of the more recent examples of Christian art, painted by the German artist Johann Michael Ferdinand Heinrich Hofmann. It’s among a series of paintings that depicts Jesus’ life from his Farewell Discourse at the end of Last Supper to his arrest.

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15. Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel

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The painting, as the name suggests, depicts the Tower of Babel built by unified humanity to reach heaven. God, angered by the project, decided to scatter people all across the world and confused their language so that they can’t return to where they left off. This unique piece of Christian art, that doesn’t depict an event in the life of Christ, was finished in 1563 and is on display at the Kunsthistorishes Museum.

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