Tragic queens, victorious leaders, epic battles: defining historical moments in world history.
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.
Colour as a medium of expression: van Gogh’s landscapes to Seurat’s scientific experimentations.
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.