09 Apr THE TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS AND ARIADNE
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Springtime, long sunny days, and romantic walks in the open air. Is there a better subject than the Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne to accompany us on another journey into fine fresco painting?
The original version of this very famous painting was created by the Italian painter Annibale Carracci (between 1597 and 1600) and is now preserved at Palazzo Farnese of Rome.
The mythological piece depicts a bridal procession in which the bride and groom, Bacchus and Ariadne, are seated in two carriages, a gold one pulled by two tigers and a silver one pulled by two rams. The bride and groom are accompanied by dancing figures carrying musical instruments, tableware and baskets of food.
The images allow you to admire the special and intense work that went into creating the painting by two Mariani Affreschi artists. “The fresco,” explains Alberto Mariani, “was ordered by a studio in Moscow for one of its wealthy private clients. It is a very large painting measuring 230cm x 420cm. The piece was painted using the fresco technique in our laboratory and then stripped off and transferred onto canvas with the Calicot technique. Therefore, it is an authentic fresco made with the age-old technique passed down through history using truly captivating colours and intense subjects.
Someone may be asking themselves, how was it possible to send this painting to the client? Alberto Mariani explains.