Art Cards of Famous Paintings


250 famous paintings are reproduced and explained on art cards.

These 4" by 6"Cards:

  • are a concise survey of art history
  • cover Renaissance art through Pop art, nearly 600 years
  • offer true color with reproductions approved by art museums
  • encourage "hands on" exploration of art history.

These art cards are an alternative or supplement to an art history textbook -  and Masterpiece Cards are more affordable, portable, and user-friendly.

Caravaggio. The Conversion of St. Paul.  Oil on canvas, circa 1601.  7'6" x 5'7".  Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome.


A Survey of Art History

Our art cards provide an introduction to art history, and assume no prior knowledge of the field. Each Masterpiece Card lists key facts and provides an art essay written by one of 40 leading art historians.

Read this art analysis of "The Conversion of Saint Paul", one of the most famous paintings in Renaissance art:

 art analysis Caravaggio

Laurie Schneider Adams, Art Across Time, 2nd Edition (New York: McGraw Hill, 2002).  Pages 675, 677.
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