Special Subjects

Columbus and the Discovery of America
Columbus and the discovery of America is one of the most important subjects in history painting. Nearly in all nations where history paintings were produced there are normally some works dedicated to that event, which was considered by many to be the beginning of modern history.

Cleopatra: Exotic Queen and Femme Fatale
The numerous Cleopatra paintings which were done over a long period provide the possibility to illustrate with their help how history painting treated this exotic subject and especially how it approached realism.

Nazi History Painting
More than pure propaganda Nazi art is trying to convert History in Myth again.