19th century

Oil on panel
4 1/2 H by 9 3/4 L inches
8 H by 12 1/2 L inches
The greatness of a monumental fresco with the precise brushstroke of a miniaturist, a classic but hedonistic theme, with the god of wine, drunkenness and ecstasy as the central figure. Triumphant Bacchus on the back of a tiger, accompanied by his beloved Ariadne. Around them, orgiastic dancing boys and fauns, wine glasses and vine branches emerge through the clouds and march to the sound of music in an eternal bacchanal.