All Minecraft Paintings and How to Get Them

In Short
  • Minecraft has a total of 46 present and available in-game paintings as of 1.21 update.
  • They vary in sizes, which is important as that determines how you can obtain and place them in your world.
  • Most paintings were created by Kristoffer Zetterstrand, five were made by Sarah Boeving and one was made by Jens Bergensten (Jeb).

Once the interior space of your Minecraft house build has been designed completely, it’s time to add decorations and work on the small details to elevate the feel of your room. Minecraft paintings are one of the best ways to achieve the perfect vibes. They are simple craftable items you can hang on walls to make your house come to life. In this guide, we check out all Minecraft paintings and how to get them.

Editor’s Note: updated on June 5, 2024, to improve readability and include paintings added in Minecraft 1.21

We will start this list with the smallest paintings in the game. There are a total of 8 small paintings, and they are only 1 block tall and 1 block wide. So, you can easily fit them anywhere you want.

All Minecraft Paintings and Its Names

1. Kebab med tre pepperoni

Kebab med tre pepperoni Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A kebab with three green chili peppers.
  • Original Art Link

2. De_aztec

De aztec
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: De_aztec map from the game Counter Strike.
  • Original Art Link

3. Albanian

Albanian
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A man wearing a fez next to a house and a bush.
  • Original Art Link

4. De_aztec 2

De aztec 2
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: De_aztec map from the game Counter Strike.
  • Original Art Link

5. Target Successfully Bombed

Target Successfully Bombed Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: De_dust2 map from the game Counter Strike, named “target successfully bombed” in reference to the game.
  • Original Art Link

6. Paradisträd

Paradistrad
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Still life of two plants in pots.
  • Original Art Link

7. Wasteland

Wasteland
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Wasteland in the background and a rabbit is sitting on the windowsill.
  • Original Art Link

8. Meditative

Meditative
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Sarah Boeving
  • Description: Minecraft’s removed rose, made after Salvador Dali’s Meditative Rose.

9. Wanderer

Wanderer Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Person standing, made after Caspar David Friedrich’s famous painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.
  • Original Art Link

10. Graham

Graham
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: King Graham is the player character in the video game series King’s Quest.
  • Original Art Link

11. Prairie Ride

Prairie Ride
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Sarah Boeving
  • Description: Minecraft default skin Noor riding a horse, made after Frederic Remington’s The Cowboy.
  • Original Art Link

12. The Pool

The Pool Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: People resting and taking a bath in a square pool.
  • Original Art Link

13. Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Two hikers with pointy beards greeting each other.
  • Original Art Link

14. Sunset dense

Sunset dense
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Mountains at sunset.
  • Original Art Link

15. Seaside

Seaside Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Mountains and a lake, with a small photo of a mountain and a plant on the window ledge.
  • Original Art Link

16. Creebet

Creebet
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Seaside painting, but the bright-colored plant was replaced with a creeper mob head.
  • Original Art Link

17. Match

Match
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Hand holding a match and starting a pixelated fire.
  • Original Art Link

18. Bust

Bust Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Marcus Aurelius surrounded by pixelated fire.
  • Original Art Link

19. The Stage Is Set

The Stage Is Set
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Scenery from the video game Space Quest I, with the character Graham from the video game series King’s Quest appearing twice.
  • Original Art Link

20. The void

The void
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: An angel praying into a void with fire below.
  • Original Art Link

21. Skull and Roses

Skull and Roses
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A skeleton at night with red flowers in the foreground. The painting had to be modified from the original painting.
  • Original Art Link

22. Wither

Wither
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Jens Bergensten (Jeb)
  • Description: Wither boss mob.

23. Baroque

Baroque Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Sarah Boeving
  • Description: A decorated pot, a cake, and a sunflower on a dark background.

24. Humble

Humble Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Sarah Boeving
  • Description: Two Minecraft villagers in front of a village house, which is made after Grant Wood’s American Gothic.

25. Endboss

Endboss
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A skeleton in a brick archway. It features a white silhouette of the character Graham from the video game series King’s Quest.
  • Original Art Link

26. Tides

Tides Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A naked person sitting in a fetal position by a shoreline.
  • Original Art Link

27. Fern

Fern
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A potted fern on a desk with a small fire.

28. Sunflowers

Sunflowers
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Lots of sunflower plants.

29. Cotán

Cotán
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A golden apple and an inverted glistering melon slice in a windowsill.

30. Owlemons

Owlemons Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A two-dimensional owl inside a box, next to some lemons.
  • Original Art Link

31. Cavebird

Cavebird
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A cave in a cliff with a bird flying above.

32. Bouquet

Bouquet Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A bouquet of flowers next to a stairway with a person sitting beside it.

33. Backyard

Backyard
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A brick archway with two women sitting in the yard.
  • Original Art Link

34. Pond

Pond Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A maiden sitting in a pond, next to a half-submerged skeleton.
  • Original Art Link

35. Fighters

Fighters
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki

36. Passage

Passage Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Arched hallway with skeletons of a person and an extinct giant creature.
  • Original Art Link

37. Changing

Changing
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A person changing clothes in front of a gloomy mountain and a sunny countryside.
  • Original Art Link

38. Finding

Finding
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A person looking into a hole with studio lights set up next to them.
  • Original Art Link

39. Lowmist

Lowmist Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Digital render of mountains.
  • Original Art Link

40. Mortal Coil

Mortal Coil
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Bruno Martinez from the adventure video game Grim Fandango.
  • Original Art Link

41. Kong

Kong Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: Level 100m from the arcade video game, Donkey Kong.
  • Original Art Link

42. Pointer

Pointer Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: The main character of the video game International Karate + touching a large hand.
  • Original Art Link

43. Pigscene

Pigscene Minecraft painting
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A girl pointing to a pig on a canvas. In the original painting, the canvas shows red, green, and blue blocks instead of a pig.
  • Original Art Link

44. Skull On Fire

Skull On Fire
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: A skull on fire with a moon in a clear night sky in the background.
  • Original Art Link

45. Unpacked

Unpacked
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Sarah Boeving
  • Description: Minecraft cliff, waterfall and a pig floating in water.

46. Orb

Orb
Image Courtesy: Minecraft Wiki
  • Artist: Kristoffer Zetterstrand
  • Description: An orb of light in the middle of dark road.
  • Original Art Link

How to Craft Paintings in Minecraft

Paintings are not like banner patterns or armor trims in Minecraft. You cannot craft any specific painting with certain items. You can make a universal painting item using the crafting table with 8 sticks and one wool of any color.

Crafting recipe for a Minecraft painting

Once you have the painting item, you should pay attention to the painting size you want to place. By right-clicking the vertical surface of solid blocks with a painting, the biggest possible painting will be placed.

So, if you have a large 5×5 wall, only the biggest paintings will appear. To create smaller and specific paintings, you need to limit the space you have. This is most frequently done with temporary blocks like dirt. Place the dirt in order to make the available area smaller.

make minecraft paintings of specific sizes

You don’t need to place strips of dirt, as just one block on each side will be enough to make a smaller painting. The placed painting will be random every time. So, you may need to do lots of placing and breaking before finally having the painting you want in place. If you’re in the creative mode, you can easily view different paintings, since the names and sizes are displayed in the creative inventory.

With that, you have learned about all the paintings, even the new ones that have been added in the latest Minecraft 1.21 update. As you can imagine, they are highly diverse and can fit into any theme you create. Though admittedly, most paintings have some sort of a dark theme to them, so they will best suit darker styles. With that said, what is your favorite painting?

What is the best painting?

Just like with all art, best paintings in this lovely blocky game are a matter of opinion. Some people love the dark spooky painting designs in many Kristoffer Zetterstrand paintings. My personal favorites are Lowmist and Passage.

Can you get custom paintings?

Yes, you can. Lucky for you, we’ve already got a perfect guide for making custom paintings, so feel free to check it out.

Can you still walk through paintings?

Yes, you can. Make a hole in the wall and place signs, as they don’t have a hitbox. Then, cover the hole with a painting and you’re free to walk through.

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