Tragic queens, victorious leaders, epic battles: defining historical moments in world history.
The dangers of envy: Rubens’s jealous furies to Veronese’s depictions of jealousy provoked by deceit.
Begin your journey on a steam train in Paris and arrive by the calm waters of Canaletto’s Venice.
Cheating husbands and wives, and murderous heretics; images of guilt and retribution.
Corot’s rural idylls, Turner’s sublime seascapes, and the faded grandeur of ancient Rome.
Self-indulgence and miserly greed, from Bacchanalian feasts to the miser’s gold coins.