Bacchus

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Title

Bacchus
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Subject

deities; mythology (Classical); Dionysus (Greek deity); nude; contraposto; drunkenness; satyr; drinking; wine; grapes; faun

Description

In his right hand Bacchus holds a goblet of wine and in his left a tigerskin, an animal associated with the god "for its love of the grape" (according to Michelangelo's biographer Ascanio Condivi). The statue was commissioned for the garden of Cardinal Raffaele Riario who intended for it to compliment his collection of classical sculptures. It was rejected by Cardinal Riario and by 1506 found its way to the collection of Jacopo Galli, banker to both the cardinal and Michelangelo, who had a similar garden near the Palazzo della Cancelleria. There it first appeared in a drawing by Martin Heemskerck, ca. 1533-1536. The statue was bought for the Medici and transferred to Florence in 1572.

Creator

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian sculptor, 1475-1564)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

1497 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

marble
80 in (height)

Type

sculpture (visual work)

Identifier

mich21x.jpg

Coverage

Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Baroque

Files

Citation

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian sculptor, 1475-1564), “Bacchus,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3027.

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