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.
Compare the precision of the Dutch flower painters with the energy of van Gogh’s sunflowers.
Self-indulgence and miserly greed, from Bacchanalian feasts to the miser’s gold coins.
Flora and fauna; whether symbolic or documenting one-time curiosities from foreign lands.
Times of grief and sadness epitomised by the pietà - the mourning of Christ’s dead body.