Foundations

Susanna and the Elders

An innocent woman resists two sexual predators, only to face a trial that reveals their guilt. 

Flaming June

A Victorian homage to a Renaissance master became one of the world’s most reproduced images. 

The Dead Christ

Holbein the Younger’s image still startles 500 years after its creation.

Prometheus

The immortal Titan abandoned to his eternal fate.

Venus and Mars

Love conquers all in Botticelli’s sensuous mythological masterpiece. 

Laocoön

A warning is ignored and a city falls in El Greco’s lurid depiction.

Father Figure

A 17th-century depiction of Joseph and Jesus marks a shift in the status of the nuclear family.