Monday, October 30, 2006

Definitive list of must-see masterpieces

We're asking you to help compile a definitive list of must-see masterpieces | | Guardian Unlimited Arts

The new arts blog

The Guardian's film, book, TV and arts critics will form the backbone of our new blog site. They will by joined by fresh new voices - poets, artists, novelists, musicians, directors and actors among them - in what we hope will become a noisy forum for debate about everything from South Park to Mansfield Park, White Cube to Albert Square. We will also be giving readers space to post their own reviews. Join in at

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (c. 1427)
Brancacci Chapel, Florence

Pablo Picasso
Guernica (1937)
Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid

Jackson Pollock
One: Number 31 (1950)
Museum of Modern Art, New York

Moses (installed 1545)
Church of San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1654)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

San rock art
South African National Museum, Cape Town

Danaë (c. 1544-6)
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

The Burial of St Lucy (1608)
Museo di Palazzo Bellomo, Syracuse, Sicily

Las Meninas (1656)
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Mark Rothko
The Rothko Chapel (paintings 1965-66)
Houston, Texas

Hans Holbein
The Dead Christ (1521-22)
Kunstmuseum, Basel

Funerary mask of Tutankhamun (1333-1323BC)
Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Jan van Eyck
The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin (c. 1435)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Parthenon Sculptures (Elgin Marbles) (c. 444BC)
British Museum, London

Henri Matisse
The Dance II (1910)
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Leonardo da Vinci
The Adoration of the Magi (c. 1481)
Uffizi Gallery, Florence

If you want truly to appreciate a work of art, there's no substitute for seeing it in person. To celebrate the launch of the Guardian's new arts blog, we're asking you to help compile a definitive list of must-see masterpieces. Jonathan Jones kicks it off with his own top 20

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