Description of the painting by Fyodor Bruni “Bacchae, singing cupid”

Description of the painting by Fyodor Bruni “Bacchae, singing cupid”

Description of the painting by Fyodor Bruni Bacchae, singing cupid

The painting “Bacchae, the Singing Amur” was painted in 1828 in oil on canvas.

Genre – the mythological picture.

In the center of the picture is the beautiful companion of the god Bacchus (Dionysus in ancient Greek mythology), which gives the infant, pressed against it, to drink from a golden jug. Bacchante turned to face the viewer. It is framed by dark hair with a wreath of grape leaves interwoven in them. Thin eyebrows repeat the shape of eyes, tenderness and quiet joy froze in them. Soft sensual lips half open, they play a slight smile. The upper body, slightly plump, incredibly soft, like a light and tender cloud, is completely open. The appearance of beauty is incredibly feminine, filled with love and romanticism.

Cupid is pressed against her – a plump, full of life baby with golden hair, rosy cheeks and juicy scarlet lips. The curls of hair in shape resemble the leaves of grapes on the head of the bacchante, creating harmony and integrity of the two characters. The golden color of the pitcher is in harmony with the golden curls.

Images of Bacchante and Cupid are filled with calm, tenderness, quiet happiness, special sensuality and expressiveness. They are depicted against a dark forest filled with mystery and mystery. The ornament of grape leaves, light path, running away into the distance, create a perspective and give the product depth.

The main means to convey the mood is the color gamut. The combination of light, warm saturated colors with deep dark shades gives the images volume. The sensation of tenderness, sensuality and love is destroyed by the pink and blue cloths located below. Color, clearly and sharply traced folds give the work some coldness and formality.

The work is stored in the State Russian Museum.


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