Tragic queens, victorious leaders, epic battles: defining historical moments in world history.
Music, laughter and celebration from Dutch genre painting to Italian allegorical scenes.
Flora and fauna; whether symbolic or documenting one-time curiosities from foreign lands.
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.
The motherly love of the Madonna to the passion of Titian’s Bacchus, love in its many forms.