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IMG_6020In 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.

Happy Birthday!

FullSizeRender 19“Here’s to having your cake and eating it to!”

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?

FullSizeRender 18“Happy Birthday you Glorious Goddess”

FullSizeRender 20“You know you’re in trouble when your candles weigh more than your cake”