I would add this showing King Mithridates (in royal apparel), shaking the hand of Hercules. Believed to have been created between 70 B.C. and 38 B.C. With the detail of the relief, it is amazing to think that this sculpture has survived almost 2100 years.
I would add Franzetta’s Death Dealer. Even among non-Franzetta followers it is recognizable. The brush strokes are uncomplicated, most of the depth comes from the contrast where your eye fills in the details. I certainly would have to add that one, but not just that, there are others I would insert instead of some of his selections.
I love Velazquez. Wow there are so many, I would have a hard time picking one out. , Love Monets gardens. You just want to touch his paintings.
But the very first painting I ever saw in person and fell in love with was Flaming June. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flaming_June,by_Fredrick_Lord_Leighton(1830–1896).jpg It looks so complicated and yet simple. The colors are awesome to see in person and you just want to be her for a moment. She looks so peaceful. Almost like she was embraced in graceful sleep.
The vatican had some beautiful tapestries I have ever seen.
And the best sculpture is Michelangelos Pieta. You can’t look away, it looks so real. There was not one missing detail. You felt her sorrow.