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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 High Renaissance and the Late Renaissance
 
Artist    

Title of Work
    Date    Medium
Leonardo da VinciWoman with an Ermine
Czartoryski Museum, Kraków



1483-90painting
Sandro BotticelliBuy La Primavera at AllPostersLa Primavera
Galleria della Uffizi, Florence
Detail images: Flower girl, fleeing girl



1485painting
Albrecht DurerSelf-Portrait
Pinakothek, Munich



1500painting
Hieronymus BoschBuy The Garden of Earthly Delights at AllPostersThe Garden of Earthly Delights
Prado Museum, Madrid
Detail images from the triptych...



1500painting
MichelangeloDavid
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
Additional views of the sculpture...



1501-04sculpture
GiorgioneMadonna Enthroned
Duomo, Castelfranco Veneto



1504painting
RiemenschneiderCreglinge Altarpiece
Herrgottskirche, Creglinge, Germany



1505-10sculpture
CarpaccioSaint George and the Dragon
Scuola di S.Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice



1507painting
AztecMontezuma's Headdress
Museum of Ethnology, Vienna
Replica of the headdress, from Tenochtitlan.com



16th C.feathers
Matthias GrunewaldIsenheim Altarpiece
Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, Germany
Additional images of the altarpiece...



1510-15painting
RaphaelBuy The Sistine Madonna at AllPostersThe Sistine Madonna
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden
Detail of those popular cherubs



1513painting
CorreggioJupiter and Io
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



1532-33painting
Benvenuto CelliniThe Great Saltcellar
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



1540-43sculpture
TitianThe Rape of Europa
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston



1559-62painting
Pieter BruegelThe Procession to Calvary
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



1564painting
Bibi Tribe, BeninPendant Mask
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



16th C.ivory
El GrecoThe Burial of Count Orgaz
Church of Santo Tome, Toledo
Detail images: The count, the pointing boy, upturned face, Greco's face among the mourners



1586painting
Nicholas HilliardPortrait of a Dandy
Victoria and Albert Museum, London



1587painting



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