Our changing climate from wintry Dutch landscapes to the drama of Turner’s stormy seas.
Times of grief and sadness epitomised by the pietà - the mourning of Christ’s dead body.
Flora and fauna; whether symbolic or documenting one-time curiosities from foreign lands.
Music, laughter and celebration from Dutch genre painting to Italian allegorical scenes.
Corot’s rural idylls, Turner’s sublime seascapes, and the faded grandeur of ancient Rome.
The dangers of envy: Rubens’s jealous furies to Veronese’s depictions of jealousy provoked by deceit.