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The Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
Thomas Hoving's personal choice of the
Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
 
 
 
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The Baroque and Rococo Eras
 
Artist    

Title of Work
    Date    Medium
CaravaggioThe Calling of Saint Matthew
Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
Detail images from the painting...



1599-1600painting
Jacques CallotThe Temptation of Saint Anthony



1616engraving
RubensHelene Fourment in Furs
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



1630painting
Nicolas PoussinTancred and Erminia
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia



1630spainting
Gianlorenzo BerniniThe Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome



1645-52sculpture
Diego VelazquezLas Meninas
Prado Museum, Madrid
Detail images...



1656painting
Jan VermeerBuy View of Delft at AllPostersView of Delft
Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague
Detail images...



1660-61painting
RembrandtBuy Return of the Prodigal Son at AllPostersReturn of the Prodigal Son
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia



1668-69painting
Pierre PugetMilo of Crotona
Musée du Louvre, Paris



1670-83sculpture
WatteauBuy Embarkation for Cythera at AllPostersEmbarkation for Cythera
Musée du Louvre, Paris



1717painting
William HogarthThe Marriage à la Mode series:
     1. The Marriage Settlement
     2. The Tête à Tête
     3. The Inspection
     4. The Toilette
     5. The Bagnio
     6. The Lady's Death
National Gallery, London



1743paintings
Giambattista TiepoloThe Ceiling at the Episcopal Palace, Würzburg
Episcopal Palace, Würzburg, Germany
Additional views of the ceiling...



1753fresco
Thomas GainsboroughBuy The Blue Boy at AllPostersThe Blue Boy
Huntington Library, San Marino CA



1770painting
FragonardGirl with her Puppy
Alte Pinakothek, Munich



1775painting



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