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The Most Complex Renaissance Painting

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According to Renaissance aesthetics, one of the principles which rendered value was the complexity of the structure. Even if, at a first glance, this list seems simple, with obvious winners, an in-depth knowledge of the subject would tell you otherwise.

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Wedding at Cana, Paolo Veronese Report Abuse
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The Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo Buonarroti Report Abuse
This huge fresco has more than 300 different scenes.
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The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch Report Abuse
As far as composition is concerned, this work is multifaceted: a composite structure with many interconnecting focal points.
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Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder Report Abuse
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The Battle between Carnival and Lent, Pieter Bruegel the Elder Report Abuse
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Adoration of the Lamb, Jan van Eyck Report Abuse
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The School of Athens, Raphael Sanzio Report Abuse
An excellent example of structured dialogue.
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The Parnassus, Raphael Sanzio Report Abuse
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Decameron, Sandro Botticelli Report Abuse
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The Last Judgement, Hieronymus Bosch Report Abuse
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The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, El Greco Report Abuse
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The Triumphs of Caesar, Andrea Mantegna Report Abuse
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The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci Report Abuse
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The Adoration of the Name of Jesus, El Greco Report Abuse
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Mourning Christ, Giotto di Bondone Report Abuse
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Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons, Hans Holbein the Younger Report Abuse
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Pallas Expelling the Vices, Andrea Mantegna Report Abuse
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The Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck Report Abuse
This one should rank high because it offers multiple perspectives on the same scene.
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The Last Judgement, Giotto di Bondone Report Abuse
A beautiful example of vertical composition and complex symbolism.
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The Story of Lucretia, Sandro Botticelli Report Abuse
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The Dead Christ Supported by an Angel, Antonello da Messina Report Abuse
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