The Western Canon

The Hebrew Bible

The Iliad

The Odyssey

Works and Days


"Hymn to Aphrodite"

"Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice"

"Dancing Revelers"


"Victory Odes"

"Kritios Boy"


The Oresteia


The Parthenon


History of the Peloponnesian War


"Oedipus the King"

"The Clouds"

"The Trojan Women"

"The Birds"


"Oedipus at Colonus"

"The Frogs"

"The Bacchae"

The Complete Dialogues of Plato


The Organon of Aristotle



"Aphrodite of Knidos"

Nicomachean Ethics


"The Azara Herm"

"The Grouch" ("Dyskolos")


Hymns and Epigrams of Callimachus

Hippocratic Corpus

"Nike of Samothrace"

The Writings of Cicero

De Rerum Natura

Poems of Catullus

Complete Works of Horace

De architectura


History of Rome

Ab Urbe Condita Libri



On the Nature of Things

The New Testament

Essay and Letters of Seneca the Younger



Parallel Lives

Arch of Titus


Column of Trajan


The Pantheon



The Golden Ass

Column Base of Antoninus Pius


The Talmud



The City of God

Mosaics, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

Rule of Saint Benedict

Hagia Sophia

Mosaics of Basilica at San Vitale

The Christ Pantocrator

The Quran

Dome of the Rock

Lindisfarne Gospels


Great Mosque of Cordoba

Palace Chapel of Charlemagne

The Compendious Book on Calculation

Collected Works of al-Kindi

De Divisione Naturae/Periphyseon

Musica Enchiriadis

Great Book of Music

One Thousand and One Nights

Joshua Roll

Gero Crucifix

Harbaville Triptych

Virgin of Essen

Christ Blessing Emperor Otto II

The Gospel Book of Otto III

Abbey Church of St. Michael's

Book of Optics

The Book of Healing

Bronze Doors of Bishop Bernward

Church of Sant Vicenç

Song of Roland

Mosaics, Church of the Dormition

Pisa Cathedral

Baptistery of San Giovanni

St. Mark's Basiilica

Bayeux Tapestry

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Abbey Church of Cluny

Durham Cathedral

"Alleluia Justus ut Palma"

Taghribat Bani Hilal

Mass for Christmas Day

Tristan and Iseult

"Jubilemus Exultemus"

Priory of Saint-Pierre

Sarcophagus of Doña Sancha

Hayy ibn Yaqdhan

Fossanova Abbey

Abbey Church of St. Denis

Chartres Cathedral

The Four Books of Sentences

Ordo Virtutum

Averroes's Treatises on Aristotle

"Can Vei la Lauzeta"

Commentary on the Mishna

"Viderunt Omnes"

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

"Ave Virgo Virginum"

"A Chantar M'er De So"

"Nu Alrest Lebe Ich Mir Werde"

Cantar de Mio Cid

Salisbury Cathedral

Cantigas de Santa Maria

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Basilica of San Francesco

The Romance of the Rose

Psalter of Blanche of Castile


La Quarte Estampie Royal

"Factum Est Salutare Dominus"

Baptistery Pulpit

Pulpit, Pisa Baptistery

Summa Theologica

Opus Majus

Madonna Enthroned

Madonna Enthroned

"Jeu de Robin et Marion"

Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds


Florence Cathedral

Palazza della Signoria

Roettgen Pieta


The Travels of Marco Polo

Christ Entering Jerusalem

The Divine Comedy

Roman de Fauvel

Madonna Enthroned

Heiligenkreuz, Schwabish-Gmund

"Tuba sacre fidei" and other motets

Summa of Logic

Complete Works of Petrarch

Defensor Pacis

Hours of Jeanne d'Évreux

"Foy Porter"

Baptistery Doors [Pisano Set]

The Allegory of Good Government

Doge's Palace

"Tosto Che l'Alba"

The Decameron

"Rose, Liz, Printemps, Verdure"

"Non Al Suo Amante"

"Non Avra Ma Pieta"

Messe de Nostre Dame

"En Remirant Vo Douce Pourtraiture"

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Canterbury Tales

Milan Cathedral

Infancy of Christ

The Well of Moses

Baptistery Doors [Ghiberti Set]

The Book of the City of Ladies

Quattro Coronati

St. George Tabernacle

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Imitation of Christ

The Tribute Money

Dome of the Florence Cathedral


Ca' D'Oro

Ospedale degli Innocenti

Resvellies Vois

Merod Triptych

De plus en plus

Alleluia: A Newe Work

Mary Magdalen

Ghent Altarpiece

The "Arnolfini Portrait"

Saint-Maclou at Rouen

Veni Creator Spiritus

The Resurrection

De Re Aedificatoria

Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata

Je ne puis vivre

St. Sebastian

Santa Maria Novella (Facade)

Double Portrait of Battista Sforza...

Missa prolationum

An Old Man and a Young Boy

Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen

The Garden of Earthly Delights

St. Francis in Ecstasy


The Virgin of the Rocks

The Birth of Venus

The Last Supper


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Io non compro piu speranza

Oy comamos y bebamos


Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae

The Unicorn in Captivity


Chapel of Henry VII

Mona Lisa

School of Athens

Ceiling, Sistine Chapel

Virgin Among Virgins

Isenheim Altarpiece

The Praise of Folly

Death and the Maiden


Ninety-five Theses


Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici

Chateau of Chambord

Mille Regretz

Landscape with St. Jerome

The Descent from the Cross

The Assumption of the Virgin

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

The Entombment

Palazzo del Te


Cour du Cheval Blanc

The Battle of Issus

An Allegory of Law and Grace

The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel

The Prince

The Last Judgment

Venice Mint

The Madonna with the Long Neck

Institutes of the Christian Religion

Library of San Marco

Venus of Urbino

Henry VIII

Stucco Figures

The Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres


The Louvre

Pope Paul III and His Grandsons

St. Peter's

Allegory of Venus

Psalm 134/100 ("Old Hundredth")

Portrait of Eleanora of Toledo Her Son

The Meat Stall

The Danserye

Palazzo Pitti


Antwerp Town Hall

Tomb of Henry II & Catherine de Medici

El Escorial

San Giorgio Maggiore

Pope Marcellus Mass


The Return of the Hunters

The Four Books of Architecture

Perseus and Andromeda


The Feast in the House of Levi

Il Gesu

Jerusalem Delivered

The Rape of the Sabine Woman

The Burial of Count Orgaz

Tamburlaine the Great

A Young Man Among the Roses

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

The Jew of Malta

Doctor Faustus

My bonny lass she smileth

Farnese Hercules

The Last Supper

The Musicians

Loves of the Gods

Contarelli Chapel

Solo e pensoso

Santa Cecilia

The Conversion of St. Paul

Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber

Don Quixote

Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria

Astronomia Nova

Starry Message

The Raising of the Cross



Market Stall

Allegory of Sight

Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace

The Great Instauration


Marie de Medici Cycle


Singing Lute Player

Rudolphine Tables

St. Serapion

The Jolly Toper

Rinaldo and Armida

Santa Maria della Salute

The Great Miseries of War

Allegory of Divine Providence

The Abduction of the Sabine Women

Surrender at Breda

La vida es sueño

The Toilet of Venus

Meditations on First Philosophy

The Night Watch

Vestibule of the Chateau de Maisons

The Club-Footed Boy

Pelkus Gate Near Utrecht

The Meeting of Pope Leo I and Attila

A Pastoral Landscape

Juan de Pareja

The Jewish Cemetery


Woman Holding a Balance

The Feast of St. Nicholas

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

The Misanthrope

Paradise Lost


Dome of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud



Milo of Crotona

Triumph of the Name of Jesus

St. Paul's Cathedral

Charles Le Brun


Church of the Invalides

Portrait of Louis XIV

Melk Monastery Church

St. Charles Borromaeus (Karlskirche)

The Embarkation for Cythera

Gersaint's Signboard

The Bucintoro at the Molo

The Rake's Progress

The Toilet of Venus

Kaisersaal Residenz

Interior, "Die Wies"

The Swing

Mrs. Siddons