Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne


Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne, 1523-24, oil on canvas now atop board, 69-1/2 x 75″ (National Gallery, London)

This is part of a mythological cycle painted by Titian and Giovanni Bellini and commissioned by Alfonso d’Este, Duke of Ferrara that includes The Feast of the Gods and The Bacchanal of the Andrians. It originally hung in the studiolo or Camerini d’Alabastro (Alabaster Chamber) of the Duke’s Ferranese castle.

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed October 22, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/titian-bacchus-and-ariadne/.