In the Courtauld Gallery exhibition Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection, intricate drawings by Botticelli of Dante’s Inferno hang on the walls. Magnifying glasses are provided allowing visitors a closer look at Botticelli’s detailed drawings of hell, purgatory and paradise. These monochromatic drawings are juxtaposed with vivid colored manuscripts and the prized Hamilton Bible.
What better way to wish someone a Happy Birthday than with a famous masterpiece? The greeting card company, Papyrus, created a series of art history themed birthday cards by placing a birthday cake in a famous work of art. Works such as Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and the leaning tower of Pisa all incorporate a birthday cake with blazing candles. Which one is your favorite?