Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist by Bernardino Luini The painting depicts a scene from the Gospel of Mark, when Salome demands the head of John the Baptist for having danced before King Herod and his guests. The King who promised to give her anything she wants, reluctantly agreed and had John the Baptist beheaded in the prison. Luini’s painting shows the moment when her request is met.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci It differed from other frescoes of the era in that da Vinci created it by using experimental pigments directly on the dry plaster wall. This is the scene when Jesus was telling his disciples that one of them was going to betray them.
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo One of the most famous works of both High Renaissance and religious art suffered from candle smoke damage. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam.
Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese It depicts the Biblical Wedding Feast at Cana where according to the New Testament, Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine.
San Zaccaria Altarpiece by Giovanni Bellini Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus in the center are depicted with four Christian saints – St. Peter the Apostle and St. Catherine of Alexandria at the left, and St. Gerome and St. Lucy at the right - and an angel playing a violin at the foot of the altar.
Madonna del Prato (also known as Madonna of the Meadow) by Raphael This depicts Virgin Mary looking down to baby Jesus and his cousin John the Baptist who is kneeling and offering a cross to Jesus. The painting was created for Taddeo Taddei.
The Adoration of the Shepherds By El Greco it depicts the shepherds witnessing the miracle represented by the newborn Jesus Christ in the stable where he was born. This was El Greco last painting he painted before he died in 1614 I like the picture because I like how all the people are placed in the picture and the colors.
The Disrobing of Christ by El Greco The artwork presents Christ with his head up high to the heavens, which depicts a deep expression of serenity. He was asked to remove some of the characters that the Church authorities objected to, although he never did. I like how red is in the middle and everyone else around him is wearing black. It really makes him stand out
St. Martin and the Beggar By El Greco St. Martin has removed his cloak and is about to cut it with his sword and present it to a naked beggar. I really don't like this one because the colors are boring
Opening of the Fifth Seal by El Greco The theme of the painting is based from the Book of Revelation. It depicts the souls of all martyrs that are persecuted, and they plea for God’s justice upon the salvation of their persecutor’s on earth. I don't like this because the people look like blobs.
The School of Athens by Raphael The School of Athens revels Raphael’s interpretation of philosophy as a divine form of knowledge. In total, twenty-one ancient Greek philosophers are painted, engaging in lofty discourse.
Resurrection of Christ by Raphael This is one of the very first work of Raphael where it can be said that his naturally dramatic style of art became apparent. I like it because of the bright colors
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder Bruegel’s painting depicts the Biblical Tower of Babel which was built by the unified humanity with an aim to reach the heaven. Angered by the building project, God decided to prevent it by scattering the people throughout the world and confusing their languages so that they were unable to return and continue from where they left off. I like how the building is placed and it is the background.
The Last Judgment by Hieronymus Bosch The left panel depicts the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve being tempted by the Serpent on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The central panel depicts the Last Judgment with Jesus on the throne as the judge of the world. While the right panel depicts the Hell which is thematically very similar to the central one. But instead of Jesus, it includes the Satan who receives the souls of the damned.I like it because it has the 3 scenes of the earth
Pesaro Madonna by Titian the painting depicts the Virgin and the Child on the top of a raised platform. The commissioner of the painting, Jacobo Pesaro is shown kneeling before the Virgin and presented to her by Saint Peter. The red banner with papal arms is held by an unknown knight who also holds two Muslin prisoners, probably symbolizing Pesaro’s success as the commander of the papal fleet. I like the high contrast
Christ Healing the Blind By El Greco The work is painted in oil on canvas. The theme of the painting is the New Testament story of Jesus restoring the sight of a blind man by anointing his eyes. Apart from Jesus and the blind man, who is on one knee in front of him, there are several other figures in the painting. A male and FEMALE are depicted in the foreground looking on as Christ is placing his fingers on the blind man’s eyes. I like this because of arrangement of the people.