Our changing climate from wintry Dutch landscapes to the drama of Turner’s stormy seas.
Times of grief and sadness epitomised by the pietà - the mourning of Christ’s dead body.
The changing face of fashion: van Dyck’s grand portraiture to Renoir’s fashionable Parisiennes.
Colour as a medium of expression: van Gogh’s landscapes to Seurat’s scientific experimentations.
Depictions of gods and goddesses, fantastic beasts and the heroes of Ancient Greece and Rome.
The dangers of envy: Rubens’s jealous furies to Veronese’s depictions of jealousy provoked by deceit.