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Early Renaissance — The works of C14-15 Italian artist-craftsmen, from Giotto to Botticelli.  Themes, visions and myths, mother and child, faces.


High Renaissance — Painting for the C16 popes and princes who re-built Rome.  Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian.  Themes, courtly extravagance, gesture.


Northern Renaissance — C15-16 transition from the Gothic style.  Durer, etc.  Themes: strange people and places, the natural world, journeys, celebrations.


C15-C18 Portraits — Diverse personalities — renowned, infamous and unsung.


C17 Dutch painting — The golden age of painting by Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer, et al.


C18 Rococo and the Enlightenment — The pursuit of pleasure, love of dress and the new age of science portrayed by Wright of Derby.


Classic and Romantic viewpoints — Contrasting attitudes to life and art displayed by painters from Clause and David to Turner and Delacroix.


C19 Realist painting — Work by Goya, Courbet, Manet and Degas, who aimed to portray their world honestly.  Suggested sub-themes:  rural and city life, attitudes to women.


Victorian Art — In Britain, Ruskin showed the way forward while the Pre-Raphaelites harked back to Gothic times, and other painters depicted the realities of daily life.


Symbolism and Art Nouveau — The poet Baudelaire believed there could be more in a painting that ‘met the eye’.  Painters Moreau and Redon expressed hidden meanings in unusual form and imagery.  Klimt led the ‘Secession’ in Vienna, while Charles Rennie Mackintosh was designing landmarks in and around Glasgow.


Post Impresssionism — Four famous late C19 experimenters — Van Gogh, Cezanne, Seurat and Gauguin.


Bauhaus painters, De Stijl and Léger — Kandinsky, Klee and Feininger, whose teaching in 1920s Germany greatly influenced the applied arts, together with the idealistic Dutchmen Mondrian and Van Doesburg and the French stylistic innovator, Léger.


Russian Art — The Tsar to Stalin:  C19 history painting and folk art leading to Constructivism in Moscow, then revolutionary posters and social realism.  Kandinsky, Larionov, Malevich, El Lissizky and Chagall and all featured.


Modern British Art — Sub-themes are landscape, war, people.  Artists include Spencer, Paul Nash, Moore, Bacon, Hockney, as well as favourites who were not in the avant-garde.


Celtic, Roman and medieval art in Britain — The progress of Celtic art over many centuries, including the style demanded during Roman occupation, is seen in this set — containing ancient stone crosses, engraved and inlaid jewellery, Christian illuminations from manuscripts and Anglo-Saxon treasure trove.


World of the Orient: China and Japan — Dragons, horses, birds, daily life, and the joy of nature are all sub-themes in this artistic vision of the traditional oriental world which has always entranced people in the West.


Sculpture through the centuries — This subject embraces a worldwide selection of stone, marble, wood carving, modelled terracotta, bronzes, steel-constructed and assembled 3D sculptural work.


Dwellings around the world — A selection of houses — contemporary and from post centuries — devised to meet every human need.   Examples of architects’ creations of ‘the perfect hpme’ varying from a grandiose Indian palace to a 1940s semi-detached are included.


Wallpainting — These cards have been selected to show how walls — internal and external — can be adorned.   The earliest art medium — cave painting and ancient murals — leads through Renaissance and Arts and Crafts frescos to modern graffiti.  The media employed ranges from fresco painting and tapestry to spraypaint.


Storytelling — A vivid cross-section of the literary, historical, mythical and everyday dramas depicted on canvas.