As narrative painting went into decline, Ophelia became even more popular. From Henrietta Rae through sub-aqua views to Waterhouse’s obsession.
Greece, France, death, day, night and more painted by Delacroix, Waterhouse, Watts, Gérôme, Malczewski, ER Hughes, and more.
From the funerary portraits of Fayum, through the work of Jan van Eyck, to Leonardo, Rubens and Botticelli, many of the greatest paintings are on wood panels.
Formerly a beautiful young woman, she was turned into a monster by Minerva, and painted by Caravaggio, Rubens, Klimt, and others.
From Dante Gabriel Rossetti, through Lovis Corinth, to Alphonse Mucha and Christian Krohg – modern masterpieces.
From Jan van Eyck’s trompe l’oeil, through Tanner’s fiery cross, to the modern young Polish woman of Jacek Malczewski.
Paintings of eight well-known folk tales from around the world, including Sinbad the sailor, Queen Wanda, Ivan Tsarevich, William Tell, and Hiawatha.
Young boys and fishermen – their lives cut short. Artists including Dürer, Géricault, Malczewski, and Michael Ancher paint the tragedy.
An Armenian, born in Hungary (then), trained in Germany and France, married in Britain, worked in Poland and the Ukraine. His pastel on watercolour paintings are wonderful.
Curious still lifes and more containing allegories about the emptiness and futility of life on earth, and its brevity. Even seen in Cézanne and Jacek Malczewski.