49 Paintings for the Desktop Wallpaper Connoisseur

I’ve always enjoyed using paintings as my desktop wallpaper, and at this point I’ve amassed quite the collection. So rather than hoard such a tasteful resource for myself, I’ve decided to share it with the world.

My entire desktop wallpaper slideshow is below, complete with name and artist. I’m not quite sure why, but it’s probably just because I’m quarantine-level bored.

Enjoy! (A few times WordPress auto-generated a full citation for the painting, I’ve simply left those in.)

William Trost Richards – Seascape with Distant Lighthouse, Atlantic City, New Jersey (1873)

William Trost Richards – The League Long Breakers Thundering on the Reef (1887)

Sayda Afonina – The Venerable Kiril Bielozierski (1998)

Giacomo Balla – Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash (1912)

Image property of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Anselm Kiefer – Everyone Stands Under His Own Dome of Heaven (1970)

Nikolai Yegorovich Sverchkov – Wolf Hunt (1878)

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn – The Mill (1648)

Nicolas Poussin – Landscape with Saint John on Patmos (1640)

Franz Marc – Dog Lying in the Snow (1911)

Bo Bartlett – Young Life (1994)

Arnold Böcklin – Isle of the Dead (1883)

Arnold Böcklin – Sacred Grove (1886)

XKH146441 Sacred Grove, 1886 (oil on panel); by Bocklin, Arnold (1827-1901); 100×150 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Swiss, out of copyright

Claude Monet – Snow Scene at Argenteuil (1875)

Claude Monet – Adolphe Monet in the Garden of Le Coteau at Sainte-Adresse (1867)

Claude Monet – Fishing Boats at Sea (1868)

Claude Monet – Tulip Fields with Rijnsburg Windmill (1886)

Claude Monet – Impression, Sunrise (1872)

Édouard Manet – The Rue Mosnier with Flags (1878)

Arkhip Kuindzhi – View of the Beach and Sea from the Mountains. Crimea (1880)

Ilya Repin – Barge Haulers on the Volga (1873)

Ivan Shishkin – In the Middle of the Valley (1883)

Ivan Shishkin – Rain in the Oak Forest (1891)

Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky – Morning in a Pine Forest (1889)

Winslow Homer – The Gulf Stream (1899)

Winslow Homer – Fox Hunt (1893)

Winslow Homer – Long Branch, New Jersey (1869)

Arseny Meshchersky – Waterfall (1867)

Aelbert Cuyp – River Landscape with Riders (1657)

Henryk Siemiradzki – Conversation by the Spring (before 1902)

Pieter Jansz – Church of Santa Maria della Febbre (1629)

Horace Vernet – Departure for the Hunt in the Pontine Marshes (1833)

Horace Vernet – Italian Brigands Surprised by Papal Troops (1831)

Edgar Degas – At the Races in the Countryside (1872)

Berndt Lindholm – View from Ladoga (1878)

James McNeill Whistler – Nocturne- Blue and Silver—Battersea Reach (1878)

James McNeill Whistler – Nocturne in Blue and Gold Valparaiso Bay (1866)

John Martin – The Great Day of His Wrath (1853)

Gustave Caillebotte – Skiffs on the Yerres (1877)

Jean-Antoine Watteau – The Embarkation for Cythera (1719)

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis – Lightning (1909)

Valentin de Boulogne – Saint Paul Writing His Epistles (1620)

Toby Edward Rosenthal – Elaine (1874)

Edward Hopper – Rooms by the Sea (1951)

Frederic Edwin Church – Tamaca Palms (1854)

John Ward – The Northern Whale Fishery: The “Swan” and “Isabella” (1840)

Thomas Cole – The Voyage of Life: Youth (1842)

Joseph Mallord William Turner – Venice: The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore (1834)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775 – 1851 ), Venice: The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore, 1834, oil on canvas, Widener Collection

Louise-Joséphine Sarazin de Belmont – View of the Castello di San Giuliano, near Trapani, Sicily (1826)

Richard Caton Woodville – Waiting for the Stage (1851)

Richard Caton Woodville (American, 1825 – 1855 ), Waiting for the Stage, 1851, oil on canvas, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund, William A. Clark Fund, and through the gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie and Orme Wilson; Frame: Museum Purchase through the gifts of William Wilson Corcoran) 2014.79.36

3 thoughts on “49 Paintings for the Desktop Wallpaper Connoisseur

  1. Heros

    Beautiful works, Edward Hopper’s “Rooms by the Sea” really speaks to me.
    What is your opinion on Andrew Wyeth? His depictions of rural New England conjure a strong sense of melancholic nostalgia in me, even though I grew up in Western Europe.

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