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Category:Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian

Artist
Titian (1490–1576) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q47551
Titian
Alternative names Tiziano Vecelli; Tiziano Vecellio
Description

Italian painter, fresco painter and draughtsman

Date of birth/death between and 27 August 1576
Location of birth/death Pieve di Cadore Venice
Work location Venice (1498), Ferrara, Mantua, Padua (1511), Milan (1540), Rome (1545–1546), Florence (1546), Augsburg (1548, 1550–1551), Constantinople (today Istanbul) (1555-1557)
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Title Bacchus and Ariadne
Description
English: Theseus, whose ship is shown in the distance, has just left Ariadne and Naxos, when Bacchus arrives, jumping from his chariot, drawn by two cheetahs falling immediately in love with Ariadne. Bacchus raised her to heaven. Her constellation is shown in the sky.
Date from until
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 176.5 cm (69.5 in). Width: 191 cm (75.2 in).
National Gallery Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q180788
National Gallery in September 2011.jpg
Native name National Gallery
Location London
Coordinates 51° 30′ 30.96″ N, 0° 07′ 41.88″ W Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established
Website nationalgallery.org.uk
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room 12 Titian and Venice 1500-1530
Accession number NG35
Credit line bought 1826
Inscriptions signed
Notes
English: The theme of Bacchus and Ariadne is based on the classical authors Ovid and Catullus. The painting belongs to a series commissioned from Bellini, Titian and Dosso Dossi, for the Camerino d'Alabastro, (Alabaster Room) in the Ducal Palace, Ferrara, by Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, who in 1510 even tried commissions to Michelangelo and Raphael. This painting substitutes a painting from Raphael. Between 1518-1525 Titian painted also Worship of Venus and Bacchanal of the Andrians, both Prado for the Alabaster Room. In 1514 Giovanni Bellini painted 'Feast of the Gods'.
References Arthur Lucas, George Pleysters: Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne (pdf)
National Gallery
YgEfKILzDadyCg at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum
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