Adam to Zacharias, events of the Old and New Testaments throughout the history of painting.
Cheating husbands and wives, and murderous heretics; images of guilt and retribution.
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.
Our changing climate from wintry Dutch landscapes to the drama of Turner’s stormy seas.
Self-indulgence and miserly greed, from Bacchanalian feasts to the miser’s gold coins.