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Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne – Annibale Caracci - Center panel of Farnese Gallery - Classic renaissance - Landscape - Stories in context - Heroic bodies - Light hearted, fun - Based off of antiquity – Belvedere torso - the front of the base by an Athenian sculptor "Apollonios son of Nestor” - Story – “Bacchus and Ariadne to their lovers' bed. Here, the underlying myth is that Bacchus, the god of wine, had gained the love of the abandoned princess, Ariadne. The procession recalls the triumphs of the Republican and Imperial Roman era, in which the parades of victorious leaders had the laurel-crowned ‘imperator’ in a white chariot with two white horses. In Carracci’s procession, the two lovers are seated in chariots drawn by tigers [2] and goats, and accompanied by a parade of nymphs, bacchanti, and trumpeting satyrs” Characteristics of renaissance art: - Naturalism - The use of expressive gesture - Linear perspective - Atmospheric perspective,
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Unformatted text preview: -Three-dimensional, believable space-Posture and gesture is part of a complex formal arrangement. Bacchus general information -Child of Jupiter -God of grape harvest, winemaking and wine, ritual madness and ectasy in greek mythology Bacchus – Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio)-Making fun of antiquity -Rotting fruit -Clearly a boy, likely one of Caravaggio’s young assistants, dressed up as the God of Wine – making fun of antiquity-Mocking antiquity, whereas contemporaries were quoting antiquity and complimenting it -Also letting the viewer know we are being tricked – clearly can see dirty bed underneath clean white sheet Characteristics of Baroque art:-Theatrical -contrast of light/dark - Chiaroscuro-Tenebrism (attention to one light source, greys taken out) Bacchus general information -Child of Jupiter -God of grape harvest, winemaking and wine, ritual madness and ectasy in Greek mythology...
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