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Terraria Paintings


Terraria has some impressive pixel art.


Terraria has some impressive pixel art. Every sprite in the game is excellently crafted and looks brilliant when on screen. It truly is art and how fitting that the game itself contains a multitude of pixel art pieces which you can hang on your in-game wall. These paintings come in all shapes and sizes and can be found in a variety of places.


Paintings Bought from the Golfer NPC


The Golfer is an NPC related to the Golf minigame added in the Journey’s End update.


The Golfer is an NPC related to the Golf minigame added in the Journey’s End update. You can find him in the Underground Desert biome and talking to him will cause him to move into any unoccupied valid housing in the world.


All paintings sold by him are effectively rewards for doing well in the Golf minigame, not appearing in his shop until you score at least 2000 points in Golf.


All paintings sold by him are effectively rewards for doing well in the Golf minigame, not appearing in his shop until you score at least 2000 points in Golf.


  1. ‘The Rolling Greens’ depicts a golf course landscape.
  2. The player must have a Golf score of at least 2000 and the Moon Phase must be a Full Moon or a Waning Gibbous.


  1. ‘Study of a Ball at Rest’ depicts a Golf Ball on a Golf Tee.
  2. The player must have a Golf score of at least 2000 and the Moon Phase must be a Third Quarter or a Waning Crescent.


  1. ‘Fore!’ depicts a golfer swinging.
  2. The player must have a Golf score of at least 2000 and the Moon Phase must be a New Moon or a Waxing Crescent.


  1. ‘The Duplicity of Reflections’ is a parody of the painting from 1929 ‘The Treachery of Images’.
  2. The player must have a Golf score of at least 2000 and the Moon Phase must be a First Quarter or a Waxing Gibbous.


Paintings Bought from the Painter NPC


The Painter is an NPC who sells various paints which can be used to color blocks for more appealing builds.


The Painter is an NPC who sells various paints which can be used to color blocks for more appealing builds. He arrives in your world after you have at least eight other town NPCs (four on 3DS). Depending on the biome he’s in he will sell different paintings.


Depending on the biome he’s in he will sell different paintings.


  1. ‘Cold Waters in the White Land’ depicts a Snow Biome landscape.
  2. The Painter must be in a Snow Biome


  1. ‘Daylight’ depicts a Forest Biome landscape.
  2. Sold anywhere.


  1. ‘Deadland Comes Alive’ depicts a Crimson Biome landscape.
  2. The Painter must be in a Crimson Biome.


  1. ‘Do Not Step on the Grass’ depicts a Jungle Biome landscape.
  2. The Painter must be in a Jungle Biome.


  1. ‘Evil Presence’ is a front facing view of the Eye of Cthulhu.
  2. Sold during a Blood Moon.


  1. ‘First Encounter’ depicts a Green Slime.
  2. The Moon Phase must be a Full Moon or a Waning Gibbous.


  1. ‘Good Morning’ depicts a Sunflower.
  2. The Moon Phase must be a Third Quarter or a Waning Crescent.


  1. ‘The Land of Deceiving Looks’ depicts a Hallow Biome landscape.
  2. The Painter must be in a Hallow Biome.


  1. ‘Lightless Chasms’ depicts a Corruption Biome landscape.
  2. The Painter must be in a Corruption Biome.


  1. ‘Place Above the Clouds’ depicts a Floating Island landscape.
  2. The Painter must be in the Space Biome.


  1. ‘Secret of the Sands’ depicts a Desert Biome landscape with a Pyramid.
  2. The Painter must be in a Desert Biome.


  1. ‘Sky Guardian’ depicts a Wyvern.
  2. The Painter must be in the Space Biome after the Wall of Flesh had been defeated.


  1. ‘Through the Window’ depicts forest trees.
  2. The Moon Phase must be a First Quarter or a Waxing Gibbous.


  1. ‘Underground Reward’ depicts a Crystal Heart.
  2. The Moon Phase must be a New Moon or a Waxing Crescent.


While in a Graveyard


The Graveyard Biome is a player made biome and can be created by having at least seven (six on mobile) Tombstones of any type near the player.


The Painter has a large number of unique paintings that are sold while he is in a Graveyard Biome. The Graveyard Biome is a player made biome and can be created by having at least seven (six on mobile) Tombstones of any type near the player. You’ll know you’ve made the biome when the colors become desaturated and a mist covers the ground. The paintings have no other requirement other than the Painter being in the biome so they will all be available for purchase at once.

The paintings have no other requirement other than the Painter being in the biome so they will all be available for purchase at once.


  1. ‘Nevermore’ depicts a raven in reference to the famous Edgar Allen Poe poem ‘The Raven’. The title of the piece is also a reference to the poem.


  1. ‘Reborn’ depicts a hand rising from the ground.


  1. ‘Graveyard’ depicts a Graveyard Biome landscape.


  1. ‘Ghost Manifestation’ is a piece based on the iconic movie poster from the 1982 horror film, Poltergeist.


  1. ‘Wicked Undead’ is a piece based on the movie poster from the 1987 horror film, Evil Dead II.


  1. ‘Bloody Goblet’ depicts a goblet overflowing with blood.


  1. ‘Still Life’ depicts a bowl of fruit beside a skull.


Paintings Bought from the Princess NPC


The Princess is one of the most hard to get NPCs in the game as she requires every other town NPC (excluding the Santa Claus NPC) to be in your world.


The Princess is one of the most hard to get NPCs in the game as she requires every other town NPC (excluding the Santa Claus NPC) to be in your world. When she does move in, she will have these paintings to sell.


‘Princess 64’ depicts a castle in a field with a white bridge leading over its moat


  1. ‘Princess 64’ depicts a castle in a field with a white bridge leading over its moat. The name of the painting and the painting itself is a reference to the game ‘Super Mario 64’ and the landmark Peaches’ Castle from the Mario series.


  1. ‘Painting of a Lass’ is a painting of the Princess.


  1. ‘Dark Side of the Hallow’ depicts a rainbow shining from a unicorn's horn. Referencing a popular diagram of a prism splitting white light into its component colors which was famously used as the album art for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ which the name of the painting is a reference to.


Paintings Bought from the Travelling Merchant NPC


The Travelling Merchant is a unique NPC as he doesn’t require housing, leaves after a period of time, and changes his inventory daily.


The Travelling Merchant is a unique NPC as he doesn’t require housing, leaves after a period of time, and changes his inventory daily. He will begin to appear in your world after you have at least two town NPCs and will have paintings in his inventory on rare occasions.


He will begin to appear in your world after you have at least two town NPCs and will have paintings in his inventory on rare occasions.


  1. ‘Acorns’ depicts a red bulb hanging from a tree referencing the pitiful but lovable tree from the 1965 short "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
  2. Sold during Christmas.


  1. ‘Castle Marsberg’ is a parody of the title screen from the 1992 game ‘Wolfenstein 3D’.
  2. The player must have defeated the Martian Madness event.


  1. ‘Cold Snap’ depicts the Ice Queen attacking.
  2. Sold during Christmas.


  1. ‘Cursed Saint’ depicts Skeletron dressed as Santa Claus.
  2. Sold during Christmas.


  1. ‘Martia Lisa’ is a parody of Mona Lisa featuring a Martian.
  2. The player must have defeated the Martian Madness event.


  1. ‘Not a Kid, nor a Squid’ is a portrait of Moon Lord. The name is a reference to the Splatoon advertising tagline “You’re a kid! You’re a squid!”
  2. The player must have defeated the Mood Lord.


  1. ‘The Season’ depicts a snowy landscape with a present, a Christmas tree and a candy cane.
  2. Sold during Christmas.


  1. ‘Snowfellas’ is a parody of the Goodfellas poster featuring Snowmen.
  2. Sold during Christmas.


  1. ‘The Truth Is Up There’ depicts a Martian Saucer abducting a Bunny. The name is a parody of The X-Files tagline, "The Truth is Out There". It is also strikingly similar to the art for the achievement, 'Tin-Foil Hatter'.
  2. The player must have defeated the Martian Madness event.


Paintings Found in Underground Cabins


Underground Cabins are the ruins of once existing living spaces that you can find as you explore the caves of your Terraria world.


Underground Cabins are the ruins of once existing living spaces that you can find as you explore the caves of your Terraria world. Each biome that has an underground variant at world generation has a special Cabin associated with it. These biomes include the Underground, the Glowing Mushroom Biome, the Ice Biome, the Jungle, the Desert, Granite Caves, and Marble Caves. Paintings can be found in these Cabins on occasion and are the only way to find certain paintings.


These biomes include the Underground, the Glowing Mushroom Biome, the Ice Biome, the Jungle, the Desert, Granite Caves, and Marble Caves.


  1. ‘American Explosive’ is a portrait of the Demolitionist.


  1. ‘Crowno Devours His Lunch’ is a parody of Saturn Devouring His Son. Crowno is one of Terraria's spriters.
  2. ‘Discover’ depicts a player wearing Gold Armor looking at a Floating Island.


  1. ‘Father of Someone’ is a piece based on the 1946 painting ‘The Son of Man’ featuring the Merchant.


  1. ‘Finding Gold’ depicts a Pickaxe and a nugget of Gold.


  1. ‘Glorious Night’ depicts the moon and stars.


  1. ‘Guide Picasso’ is a portrait of the Guide painted in the style of famous painter Pablo Picasso.


  1. ‘Land’ depicts a tree and a landscape of dirt.


  1. ‘The Merchant’ is a parody of a Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait featuring the Merchant.


  1. ‘Nurse Lisa’ is a parody of the famous painting ‘Mona Lisa’ featuring the Nurse.


  1. ‘Old Miner’ depicts a person leaning on a Pickaxe.


  1. ‘Rare Enchantment’ depicts the rare enemy, Tim.


  1. ‘Sunflowers’ is a piece based on the famous painting ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent van Gogh.


  1. ‘Terrarian Gothic’ is a parody of the famous painting ‘American Gothic’ featuring the Goblin Tinkerer and the Mechanic.


  1. ‘Waldo’ is a portrait of Waldo from the series of puzzle books ‘Where's Waldo?’.


Desert Underground Cabins


Desert Underground Cabins aren’t particularly unique to any other biome’s Cabins other than having a higher chance to have the Extractinator item and being the only place to find certain paintings.


Desert Underground Cabins aren’t particularly unique to any other biome’s Cabins other than having a higher chance to have the Extractinator item and being the only place to find certain paintings.


‘Watchful Antlion’ is a portrait of an Antlion.


  1. ‘Andrew Sphinx’ depicts a Sphinx wearing Terraria lead-developer Andrew Spink's signature green cap.


  1. ‘Watchful Antlion’ is a portrait of an Antlion.


  1. ‘Burning Spirit’ is a portrait of a Desert Spirit.


  1. ‘Jaws of Death’ depicts an Antlion seen from above.


  1. ‘The Sands of Slime’ depicts a Sand Slime coming out of an hourglass.


  1. ‘Snakes, I Hate Snakes’ is a portrait of a Lamia. 


  1. ‘Life Above the Sand’ depicts a landscape of desert canyons.


  1. ‘Oasis’ depicts an Oasis Biome landscape.


  1. ‘Prehistory Preserved’ a stone tablet filled with a number of fossils.


  1. ‘Ancient Tablet’ a tablet with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics-style writing etched into it.


  1. ‘Uluru’ depicts a landscape of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, a landmark in the Australian outback.


  1. ‘Visiting the Pyramids’ is a tourist photo-style depiction of the Traveling Merchant posing with a Pyramid with both the Merchant and the Sun wearing Sunglasses.


  1. ‘Bandage Boy’ depicts a Mummy coming out of a sarcophagus.


  1. ‘Divine Eye’ is an interpretation of the Eye of Providence, or "Eye of God."


Paintings Found in the Dungeon


The Dungeon is a massive structure near the Ocean on one side of the world.


The Dungeon is a massive structure near the Ocean on one side of the world. It will always be on the opposite side to the Jungle Biome and is guarded by the Dungeon Guardian and Skeletron. After defeating Skeletron the Guardian goes away and you can explore the deeper Dungeon. On the walls of the Dungeon are a variety of paintings only found there.


 After defeating Skeletron the Guardian goes away and you can explore the deeper Dungeon. On the walls of the Dungeon are a variety of paintings only found there.


  1. ‘Blood Moon Rising’ depicts a Blood Moon.


  1. ‘Bone Warp’ depicts various bones.


  1. ‘The Creation of the Guide’ is a parody of the famous painting ‘The Creation of Adam’ featuring the Guide.


  1. ‘The Cursed Man’ is a portrait of the Old Man.


  1. ‘The Destroyer’ depicts the player battling The Destroyer.


  1. ‘Dryadisque’ is a parody of the painting ‘Grande Odalisque’ featuring the Dryad.


  1. ‘The Eye Sees the End’ depicts the player battling the Eye of Cthulhu.


  1. ‘Facing the Cerebral Mastermind’ depicts the player facing the Brain of Cthulhu.


  1. ‘Glory of the Fire’ depicts two ruined houses from the Underworld surrounded by lava.


  1. ‘Goblins Playing Poker’ is a parody of Dogs Playing Poker featuring Goblins.


  1. ‘Great Wave’ is a piece that references the famous Japanese painting ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’.


  1. ‘The Guardian's Gaze’ is a portrait of Skeletron.


  1. ‘The Hanged Man’ depicts a figure hanging on a tree. The piece is likely a reference to the Tarot card of the same name.


  1. ‘Impact’ depicts the Hallow Biome and the Crimson Biome colliding.


  1. ‘The Persistency of Eyes’ is a parody of the famous painting ‘The Persistence of Memory’ featuring eyes.


  1. ‘Powered by Birds’ depicts a bird on a stationary bicycle powering a Tesla coil.


  1. ‘The Screamer’ is a parody of the famous painting ‘The Scream’ featuring a Face Monster.


  1. ‘Skellington J Skellingsworth’ is a portrait of a skull.


  1. ‘Sparky’ is a portrait of ‘Sparky Doo’, Redigit and Cenx's deceased pet dog.


  1. ‘Something Evil is Watching You’ depicts Eye of Cthulhu watching a player wearing Silver Armor.


  1. ‘Starry Night’ a piece based on the famous painting ‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gough.


  1. ‘Trio Super Heroes’ depicts a set of capes based on the Guide, Merchant, and Nurse designs and color schemes.


  1. ‘The Twins Have Awoken’ depicts the player battling The Twins.


  1. ‘Unicorn Crossing the Hallows’ is a parody of the famous painting ‘Napoleon Crossing the Alps’ featuring the Party Girl on a Unicorn in the Hallow Biome.


Paintings Found in the Underworld


The Underworld (sometimes called ‘Hell’) is a biome at the very bottom of the world and spans the entire length of the world.


The Underworld (sometimes called ‘Hell’) is a biome at the very bottom of the world and spans the entire length of the world. In this biome there are broken down obsidian structures which house miscellaneous Obsidian furniture, Hellforges, and Underworld exclusive paintings.


In this biome there are broken down obsidian structures which house miscellaneous Obsidian furniture, Hellforges, and Underworld exclusive paintings.


  1. ‘Dark Soul Reaper’ is a portrait of a Reaper.


  1. ‘Darkness’ is the back of a Yu-Gi-Oh! Card.


  1. ‘Demon's Eye’ depicts a demon's eye.


  1. ‘Flowing Magma’ depicts an Underworld landscape.


  1. ‘Hand Earth’ depicts a hand reaching out from the ground.


  1. ‘Imp Face’ depicts a Fire Imp's face.


  1. ‘Lake of Fire’ depicts a lava pool under forest land.


  1. ‘Living Gore’ depicts a piece of the Wall of Flesh.


  1. ‘Ominous Presence’ depicts a Reaper flying over an Underworld landscape.


  1. ‘Shining Moon’ depicts a crescent moon and stars.


  1. ‘Skelehead’ depicts a Bone Serpent head.


  1. ‘Trapped Ghost’ is a portrait of a Ghost.


Paintings Found by opening Goodie Bags


Goodie Bags are random drops which occur only during Halloween.


Goodie Bags are random drops which occur only during Halloween. They can drop from any enemy and can be opened by right clicking on them in the inventory. When opened they will give the player a random prize like a vanity set or a painting.


When opened they will give the player a random prize like a vanity set or a painting.


  1. ‘Bitter Harvest’ depicts a Green Slime wearing a witch hat among Pumpkins.


  1. ‘Blood Moon Countess’ is a portrait of a vampire lady.


  1. ‘Hallow's Eve’ is a portrait of the Mechanic.


  1. ‘Jacking Skeletron’ depicts Skeletron hovering over the Spiral Hill landmark from the film ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’.


  1. ‘Morbid Curiosity’ depicts a winged skeleton examining an eyeball.


Paintings Collected as Angler Quest Rewards


The Angler is an NPC who gives the player fishing quests where they have to fish up a special quest fish and return it to the Angler.


The Angler is an NPC who gives the player fishing quests where they have to fish up a special quest fish and return it to the Angler. The Angler can be found at either Ocean and will move into unoccupied valid housing after being spoken to. One of the rewards for his fishing quests is a painting.


 One of the rewards for his fishing quests is a painting.


  1. ‘Pillagin Me Pixels’ depicts a pirate ship from one of Relogic’s other games, ‘Pixel Piracy’.


FAQ


Q. How do I get my Painter into a Graveyard?


A. All NPCs can actually occupy houses in a Graveyard Biome. They will even complain about being there when you talk to them, however it doesn’t actually affect their happiness.


Q. How do I get lots of Goodie Bags?


A. Goodie Bags can be dropped by any enemy during Halloween so if you have a place to farm already use that. If you don’t you should use events like the Goblin Army and the Slime Rain to kill lots of enemies for more chances to get them.


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