Monday, January 01, 2007

Dionysus - Bacchus

Juan Joaquin Agrasot - Young Bacchus

Bouguereau - The Youth of Bacchus

Alma-Tadema - A Dedication to Bacchus

Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, revelry, and orgies. He is also known as Bacchus, by the Romans.

His followers include Pan.

A boy called Ampelos was Dionysus's first lover.

Michelangelo depicted Dionysus as a nude drunken youth.

Titian, in Bacchus and Ariadne, shows Dionysus 'caught mid-rapture by the beautiful Ariadne'.
Subjects in the Visual Arts: Dionysus

Caravaggio shows Bacchus as a seductive youth.

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