Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bacchanal of the Adrians

This renaissance painting is by Titian. The island of the Andros was so favored by the god of wine and love, Bacchus. This painting shows the people of Andros celebrating by the river that was filled with wine given to them by him. The people are portraying the effects of wine that was said to make men dominant, generous, and rich. They are awaiting Bacchus' arrival, you can see his ship in the distance. They look like they are dancing, but in graceful manner. I like the bright colors, it shows this is a happy setting.

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