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Adrien van Stalbemt (1580-1662) Wedding of Bacchus and Ariadne
Our painting with rich and intense colors features a favorite subject of Nordic painters of the early 17th century, the feast of the Gods.
Here the gods and goddesses installed near a cave are gathered to celebrate the wedding of Bacchus and Ariadne, the couple placed in the center of the painting.
Ariane, a young woman with delicate features, a diadem in her hair, holds in her left hand the book of songs, while her right hand tightens her husband's fingers. Traditionally wearing an ivy crown, Bacchus seems utterly in love with his wife and strokes her arm. The two couples invited to the party, intertwine and [...]