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Ariadne and Bacchus

Ariadne and Bacchus

Piece description from the artist

Many of my paintings are inspired by stories, myths, and Renaissance art that illustrates them. The Italian painter Titian and his version made me want to make my own. According to Greek myth, Ariadne was abandoned on the island of Naxos by her husband, Theseus. She was discovered on the shore by the wine god Bacchus while he led a procession of revelers. Bacchus fell in love with Ariadne on sight, so he leapt from from his chariot, raised her to heaven and turned her into the Corona constellation. I wanted to emulate the rich colors and the swirling energy of the fateful meeting of Ariadne and Bacchus.

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12.0" x 12.0"
oil on panel

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