Works of art that use a guitar (and other plucked string instruments):
- Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist (1903), Guitars (1912-4)
- Yoshihiko Satoh, Present Arms (2001)
- Titian, Venus and the Lute Player (circa 1565-70) this was a part of a series of Venuses accompanied with musical instruments. The lute was associated with frivolity, casualness, light-heartedness, while in comparison with Venus With an Organ Player (circa 1550), the organ was associated with prudence, diligence, and discipline.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson (1893)