Modern interpretations of the adorations of the shepherds and the three kings or magi, from William Blake to Sichulski’s triptychs in 1938.
Paintings by Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Dagnan-Bouveret, LA Ring, and others all completed a century ago.
A king and a bishop dance arm in arm with skeletons, in the Dance of Death. How did that come about, and why did it reappear in the 19th century?
Paul Nash and John Singer Sargent’s paintings for the Hall of Remembrance, the tragic loss of Eric Ravilious, a Serb painter executed in a concentration camp, and more.
The shepherds become more real and tatty from the Renaissance and Giorgione to Murillo and Bastien-Lepage.
More landscape views embedded in 19th and 20th century paintings, as a posthumous tribute to a colleague, or a context for a still life, perhaps.
Titian died of the plague, and Austrian artists were badly affected by the influenza pandemic of 1918, losing both Klimt and Schiele.
From Duccio, Campin, Maurice Denis, Joseph Stella and others. Paintings which changed this most popular of motifs, and were innovative, from 1311-1933.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
How Samuel Palmer used ink in paintings, and some fine work using the milk protein casein, by Gustav Klimt and others.