Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne
Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne, 1523-24, oil on canvas now atop board,
69-1/2 x 75 inches (National Gallery, London).
Part of a mythological cycle painted by Titian and Giovanni Bellini and
commissioned by Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara that includes
The Feast of the Gods and the Andrians. Originally hung in the studiolo
or Camerini d'Alabastro of the Duke's Ferranese castle.
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
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