Depictions of gods and goddesses, fantastic beasts and the heroes of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Self-indulgence and miserly greed, from Bacchanalian feasts to the miser’s gold coins.
The changing face of fashion: van Dyck’s grand portraiture to Renoir’s fashionable Parisiennes.
The dangers of envy: Rubens’s jealous furies to Veronese’s depictions of jealousy provoked by deceit.
Adam to Zacharias, events of the Old and New Testaments throughout the history of painting.
The motherly love of the Madonna to the passion of Titian’s Bacchus, love in its many forms.