Caravaggio’s Young Sick Bacchus

young sick BacchusCaravaggio’s Young Sick Bacchus is one of his early works. It was painted around 1593. It is also known as the Self-Portrait of Bacchus because Caravaggio painted his own face as the god of wine and spirits, Bacchus. He is not portrayed in the typical way gods were during this time. He appears pale and sickly almost like he is recovering from a hangover, which is fitting for the god of wine. It is currently at the Galleria Borghese in Rome.

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/bar_cvggo_bach.html

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