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The Art of Partying
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Cadmus, Sailors and Floosies
A Feast for the Eyes
From Roman Mosaics in the second century, through weddings in the Bible, Renaissance allegories of refinement and excess, sixteenth century peasant parties out of doors, eighteenth century courtship dances, to the celebratory styles of twentieth century painters, the depiction of people socialising has always been popular in the history of Western Art.
Alice Foster traces the variety of merrymaking, banqueting, dances and music in a feast of colour.