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Sick Bacchus :: Caravaggio

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Caravaggio (1571-1610) Sick Bacchus

Oil on canvas, c.1593 (67 x 53 cm)( 26,4 x 20,8 inch )

Galleria Borghese, Rome

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 27.10.2010



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Filou

June 23, 2014


That's way the besstet answer so far!

DragonFly
User Rating: 24
October 13, 2017


Performed in the genre of mythological painting, this picture was a reflection of the artist's thoughts about the weakness of human life. In this picture in the first time appeared the dramatic nature of Caravaggio's creativity. There is no doubt that "Sick Bacchus" is a self-portrait. Nevertheless, the realism of this painting impresses the audience. The image seems tangible, the grapes are so natural that it seems possible to touch them. The interesting thing in this [Expand]


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