Paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby, William Dyce, Walter Crane, JW Waterhouse, Velázquez and others with allusions to the thread of time.
Paintings by Richard Wilson, John Sell Cotman, James Ward, Samuel Palmer, Hans Gude and others showing the landscapes of Wales.
Paintings of knights in armour from Raphael in c 1502, through Ingres’ rescue of Angelica, to Arthurian legends and the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Paintings conveying the atmosphere of autumn, from Joos de Momper in the early 17th century, to Hawkins in about 1890,
Seashells appear in Turner’s myths, Dyce’s fresco for Queen Victoria, twice in Elihu Vedder’s work, and in Odilon Redon’s. And a story from Rubens about seashells and colour.
Reading and the book in paintings from 1235 to 1849, a period in which they were mainly associated with religious devotion.
God of the sea, there’s more to him than the white-bearded ancient mariner. Paintings by Crane, Poussin, Dyce and others.
Easily told in words, stories are harder to paint. Here are five main methods used, explained and shown in examples from the masters.
Claimed to be Dante’s beloved, Beatrice Portinari has become one of the most painted women in history. But she may have been symbolic rather than physical. Paintings by Blake and others.
Examples from William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, Delacroix, and an enigmatic painting of Wales.