THE Massacre of the Innocents by Jacopo Tintoretto has gone viral after people noticed its similarity to a night on the tiles in Northern England.
Social media is abuzz with the sixteenth-century canvas, which recreates with uncanny accuracy a scene outside a Mancunian nightclub at 3am.
Art historian Emma Bradford said: “The people slumped against a wall in the background look like they’ve just emerged from a large vertical drinking establishment playing charty house music, while a number of contorted figures in the bottom right of the picture appear to be scrapping over a taxi.
“Elsewhere, a number of Jagerbomb-sodden individuals appear to have passed out in a pool of their own fluids, and a man lends a helping hand to his mate who is inexplicably naked. Add in a Greggs or a Sports Direct and this could have been painted last week.
“When studying the picture, it is interesting to speculate on who started the fighting. One imagines they would all blame each other.”