Not just superb paintings, but one of the great visual tropes of Western art, and one of the best wedding speeches ever.
Bringing together some characteristics and features of three narrative Chinese handscroll paintings.
Six men fight to the death to settle a whole war. But that is only part of a story which seems too good to be true. And a great masterpiece by David.
According to legend, he held the bridge which kept the Etruscans out of the city, while the bridge behind was demolished. Some wonderful paintings.
Last of the four sections in the Frieze, it consists almost entirely of paintings added since the first version. These show episodes from Munch’s own life.
An ingenious telling of the story of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the jaws of a sea monster results in many superb paintings.
With the love affair over, the Frieze tackles the resulting anxiety, in which the key themes in its first painting are developed in detail.
How to tell Breton from Millet, and trying to settle the question as to which was the greater artist.
A truly beautiful hand scroll in blue-green style, which tells the story of an ancient ode using exquisite images.
With no diplomatic mission to accomplish, and an open commission, Rubens was free to express his experience of war.