Mariano Rossi (Sciacca, 1731 - Rome, 1807), Bacchus and Ariadne

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Mariano Rossi (Sciacca, 1731 - Rome, 1807) Bacchus and Ariadne Oil on copper, 24 x 30 cm - with frame 35 x 41.5 cm The work in question depicts the myth of Bacchus and Ariadne. The young woman, abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus, is depicted here at the moment in which Bacchus arrives...
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Mariano Rossi (Sciacca, 1731 - Rome, 1807) Bacchus and Ariadne Oil on copper, 24 x 30 cm - with frame 35 x 41.5 cm The work in question depicts the myth of Bacchus and Ariadne. The young woman, abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus, is depicted here at the moment in which Bacchus arrives before her. The god of wine and intoxication, seeing her desperate, wanted to marry her. For this wedding, Bacchus gave her a golden diadem created by Hephaestus which, launched into the sky, went to form the constellation of the Corona Borealis. Bacchus in the copper examined wears a large red cloak and under it wears a cheetah skin. Arianna, on the other hand, is wrapped only in a cloth, partially concealing her nudity