Tragic queens, victorious leaders, epic battles: defining historical moments in world history.
The motherly love of the Madonna to the passion of Titian’s Bacchus, love in its many forms.
Corot’s rural idylls, Turner’s sublime seascapes, and the faded grandeur of ancient Rome.
The dangers of envy: Rubens’s jealous furies to Veronese’s depictions of jealousy provoked by deceit.
Compare the precision of the Dutch flower painters with the energy of van Gogh’s sunflowers.
Colour as a medium of expression: van Gogh’s landscapes to Seurat’s scientific experimentations.