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Sick Bacchus :: Caravaggio

Sick Bacchus by artist Caravaggio - mythology and poetry
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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

image: Public domain

Submitted by: marina51

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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 canvas is that the [Expand]


lucky95   User Rating: 491  November 29, 2019

Tags: Bacchus, portrait of a man, dark background, monumental table, wreath, grapes, leaves, peaches, white veil, dark belt, muscles


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