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Tragic queens, victorious leaders, epic battles: defining historical moments in world history.

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Times of grief and sadness epitomised by the pietà - the mourning of Christ’s dead body.

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Flora and fauna; whether symbolic or documenting one-time curiosities from foreign lands.

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Géricault’s startled horse to Goya’s evil witches; representations of terror and fear.

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Compare the precision of the Dutch flower painters with the energy of van Gogh’s sunflowers.

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Self-indulgence and miserly greed, from Bacchanalian feasts to the miser’s gold coins.

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