When completely blind, likely to be arrested and sentenced to death, with the remains of the English state around him, John Milton wrote one of the greatest works in English.
The exhibition featured 360 collages, paintings and sculptures from 69 artists of 14 nations. It launched Surrealism in the UK.
Formed in January 1933 with the sculptor Henry Moore, it was crucial to British Surrealism and modern British art more generally.
A predatory wolf was troubling a town in the Apennine Mountains one winter. Its delightful story is the basis of a superb painting by Luc-Olivier Merson, famous for his mosaic in the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre.
A selection of the better paintings from Tissot’s 350+ on the life of Christ, and his unfinished series of Old Testament stories.
Some paintings have figures and action which goes beyond staffage, and provides narrative, meaning, or puzzles.