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SKD270325 The Small Bacchus, c.1637-8 (oil on canvas) by Reni, Guido (1575-1642); 72x56 cm; Gemaeldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany; ( Der kleine Bacchus;); © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Italian,  out of copyright

The Best Boozy Pictures in Art

From casual movie nights in, to classy affairs and then those crazy nights we struggle to even remember, booze is often a favourite accessory throughout the holiday period. Over the years alcohol has also been a key component of various artworks and has been construed in opposing lights, from promoting happiness and […]


Heaven and earth: the duality in Rodin’s work

On 12 November 2015, we celebrate Auguste Rodin’s 175th birth anniversary, and what better way to honour him than talking about his work. Master of nineteenth-century sculpture, Rodin’s work presents the Impressionist quality of accentuating the surface texture of the medium; and just as the rest of the Impressionists, Rodin’s […]