From sacred symbols in a mosaic of Theodora and the Adoration of the Lamb, to roadside watering holes, and the town’s fresh water supply.
A superb painter in pastels, she painted Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, more than thirty times. She survived the revolution and terror to paint Napoleon’s youngest sister as a queen.
Themes from Saint-Tropez of grand trees, fishing boats with simultaneous contrast of colours, a portrait of his wife, and an anarchist idyll.
From Veronese’s bravura brushstrokes to the crafted surface textures of lavish and heavy fabrics with Rembrandt.
In the early 20th century, painters started using intense colours, often raw from the tube, and those shifted to give green flesh and blue horses.
From preparations for their third sally to the massacre of Don Pedro’s puppet theatre, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza have trouble keeping out of trouble.
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.
Frédéric Bazille and Henri Regnault, both killed in the brief Franco-Prussian War. War artists including former surgeon Henry Tonks show scenes from the First World War.
Deaths of Van Gogh and Georges Seurat. Signac’ unsuccessful interiors, and his far more popular landscapes.
What is that princess doing dressed for a pageant, and what is happening to her swatch of carmine fabric? How billows express motion.