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.
Cheating husbands and wives, and murderous heretics; images of guilt and retribution.
Compare the precision of the Dutch flower painters with the energy of van Gogh’s sunflowers.
The dangers of envy: Rubens’s jealous furies to Veronese’s depictions of jealousy provoked by deceit.