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CaptionAriadne had been abandoned on the Greek island of Naxos by Theseus whose ship is shown in the distance. The picture shows her initial fear of Bacchus but he raised her to heaven and turned her into a constellation represented by the stars above her head. ______________________________________ VENETIAN-PAINTING STYLE: "In Venice you get this combination of a new very fluid and forgiving medium - oil painting - and an emphasis on color " says Orr who organized the exhibition with Kunsthistorisches Museum curator Sylvia Ferino-Pagden. Rather than focusing like the Florentine and Roman artists did on disegno or design with its emphasis on contour and perspective the Venetians who were deeply influenced by Leonardo da Vinci's dissolving of sharp outlines embraced colore. The term not only meant giving color primacy over the description of three-dimensional form; it also referred to the gestural way the paint was applied. "Instead of having brushwork that doesn't show all of a sudden you've got squiggles that stay on the surface and become objects of beauty in their own right " Orr says. "It's a breakthrough moment from a very descriptive illustrative approach to painting to one that's much more expressive much more emotional and evocative of mood. The Venetians really were the first artists in the Western tradition who look at the sensual beauty of nature and try to capture that in their paintings." Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/20/PKSF1LH4KE.DTL#ixzz1bts0Jpnf ______________________________________ by TITIAN about [1487 - 1576] Oil on canvas 176.5 x 191 cm. The painting is one of a famous series by Bellini Titian and the Ferrarese artist Dosso Dossi commissioned for the Camerino d'Alabastro Alabaster Room in the Ducal Palace Ferrara by Alfonso d'Este Duke of Ferrara
HeadlineAriadne & Bacchus: Ariadne had been abandoned on the Greek island of Naxos by Theseus whose ship is shown in the distance.
KeywordsBacchanalia Kunsthistorisches-Museum High-Renaissance
Copyright Noticeby TITIAN
Creditnationalgallery.org.uk
Byline (Photographer)Titian
URLhttp://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG35
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