50 obras de arte imprescindibles

Las 50 obras de arte que deberí­as ver antes de morir según el crí­tico de arte del Guardian, Jonathan Jones:

  • Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London
  • Antony Gormley, The Angel of the North (1998), Gateshead
  • Masjid-i Shah (now Masjid-i Imam) Mosque (largely 1612-1630) Isfahan, Iran
  • JMW Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway (exhibited 1844), National Gallery, London
  • Claude Monet, Nymphéas (1914-1926), Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
  • Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah
  • Tikal (AD300-AD869), Late Classic Maya site, Guatemala
  • Jackson Pollock, One: Number 31, 1950, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • John Constable, The Hay Wain (1821), National Gallery, London
  • The Alhambra (mostly 14th century), Granada
  • Mark Rothko, The Rothko Chapel(paintings 1965-66; chapel opened 1971), Houston, Texas
  • Matthias Grünewald, The Isenheim Altarpiece (1509-1515), Musée Unterlinden, Colmar
  • Masaccio, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (c. 1427), Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
  • Edvard Munch, The Scream (1893), National Gallery, Oslo
  • Giotto, Fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel (1305-1306), Padua
  • Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night (1889), Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Terracotta Army of the First Qin Emperor (c. 210BC), Shaanxi province, China
  • Sandro Botticelli, Primavera (1481-1482), Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Stonehenge (2950BC-1600BC), Salisbury Plain, UK
  • Limbourg brothers, Les Trí¨s Riches Heurs du Duc de Berry (1413-1416), Musée Condé, Chantilly
  • The Book of Kells (c. AD800), Trinity College Library, Dublin
  • Ishtar Gate (c. 575BC), Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Pieter Pauwel Rubens, Descent from the Cross (1611-1614), Antwerp Cathedral
  • Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (1505-1510), Prado, Madrid
  • Jan van Eyck, The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin (c. 1435), Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Jan Vermeer, View of Delft (c. 1660-1661), Mauritshuis, the Hague
  • Caravaggio, The Burial of St Lucy (1608), Museo di Palazzo Bellomo, Syracuse, Sicily
  • Rembrandt, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1654), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Francisco Goya, The Third of May 1808 (1814), Prado, Madrid
  • Edouard Manet, The Dead Torero (1864), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire from Les Lauves (1904-1906), Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
  • Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel ceiling and altar wall frescoes (1508-1541), Rome
  • Leonardo da Vinci, The Adoration of the Magi (c. 1481), Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Pablo Picasso,, Guernica (1937), Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
  • Titian, Danaí« (1544-1546), Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples
  • Raphael, The School of Athens (1510-1511), Stanza della Signatura, Vatican Palace, Rome
  • Parthenon Sculptures (Elgin Marbles) (c. 444BC), British Museum, London
  • Henri Matisse, The Dance (1910), Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
  • Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa (1819), Louvre, Paris
  • Katsushika Hokusai, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1829-1833), series of woodblock prints, copies in major museums worldwide
  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hunters in the Snow (1565), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Ice Age paintings (about 30,000 years old) in the, Chauvet Cave, Ardí¨che
  • Richard Serra, Torqued Ellipses (1996), includes works on permanent view at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
  • Jasper Johns, Flag (1954-1955), Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi, The Annunciation (1335), Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Jean-Antoine Watteau, Gilles (1718-1719), Louvre, Paris
  • Hans Holbein,, The Dead Christ (1521-1522), Kunstmuseum, Basel
  • Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas (1656), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  • Funerary Mask of, Tutankhamun (1333BC-1323BC), Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • San Rock Art, South African National Museum, Cape Town, and at open air sites.

(Visto en metafilter – 50 works of art you should see before you die)


  1. El arte es lo mejor que existe, nos ayuda a expresar todos nuestros sentimientos, aunque seamos buenos o no sirve como medio para desestresarse, y seguir viviendo bien.

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