Description of the painting by Annibale Carracci “The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne”

Description of the painting by Annibale Carracci The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne

Carracci portrays the triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne. We see an unusual procession. The artist dedicated his canvas to the theme of love, as an all-consuming feeling.

The canvas is created on the plot of the myth of antiquity. Many know Theseus. It was him who loved Ariadne. She helps him out of the maze of the fearsome Minotaur. The thing is that for it, Theseus made a promise to marry Ariadne. But as a result, he leaves her on Naxos. Here she is found by young Bacchus and immediately falls in love with a beautiful woman.

It was decided to celebrate Lemnos. It was her so expressively portrayed Carracci. This grandiose procession stretched through the entire vault of the gallery, of which this canvas is a part. As a result, creates a special pattern, striking in its rhythm. At the head of the procession is Selen, who is completely drunk. On a chariot driven by graceful leopards, Bacchus himself sits. He is young and beautiful. Satires and maenads run ahead. Their fascinating dance really can not fail to impress.

Carracci masterfully portrays the body. He pays attention to every curve of the body. Natural tones in the transfer of color are surprising. All the heroes of his canvases are alive. It seems that with all its fabulousness, the characters are as real as possible.

All the canvas is flooded with light. Blue, gold and pastel shades prevail. Everything rejoices and merges in one burst of joy. The artist fills his canvas with a huge number of characters, each of which is individual. You can consider his creation to infinity. The beauty of nature and the harmony of man with nature sounds incredibly powerful in his masterpiece.

The painter took the mythological plot, but he interprets it differently. He does not simply depict the wedding procession, but puts into the canvas his thoughts about the beauty of man and nature.

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