Historical Painting

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Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, Egyptian Chess Players, 1865.

Historical Painting is a branch of painting that represents significant events of history, religion or literature. Their subjects can be taken from the Bible, from mythology or other forms of secular literature, from historical events; or they can be allegories. [1] It was viewed as the most important of the painting genres from about the 16th century until Paul Cezanne's era. It was a category of art in the old academic tradition, based on the values of ancient Greece and Rome. [2] History Painting and Historical Painting, both terms are still often used in a confusing manner. Historical painting is generally understood to have diclined dramatically during the Victorian period. [3]

Moritz Stifter, A Beauty in Historical Costume, 1889.

Palamedes before Agamemnon by Rembrandt, 1626.

Proclamazione della Repubblica Sassarese - Giuseppe Sciuti, 1880.

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Dido building Carthage by William Turner, 1815.

See also

Benjamin West, Death of General Wolfe, 1770.

Death of Montgomery by John Trumbull, 1786.

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The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull, 1786.

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Fedor Zubov, Tsars Mikhail Fedorovich and Aleksei Mikhailovich with image of the Saviour Not Made by Hands, 1678, Russia.

Marriage of the Virgin (ca. 1620-35) by Luis Juárez
Yermak's Conquest of Siberia, a painting by Vasily Surikov, 1895.