Bacchus with Putti's Assistant

size(cm): 50x80
Sale price€246,95 EUR


The painting Bacchus with Attendant Putti by the artist Baldassarre Franceschini is a masterpiece that captivates with its baroque artistic style and dramatic composition. Originally sized at 144 x 231 cm, this artwork features Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and fertility, accompanied by several putti (little angels) who serve him wine and fruit.

The coloring of the painting is another of its most interesting aspects. The bright and vivid color palette, with shades of gold, red and green, creates a luxurious and exuberant atmosphere that evokes the opulence of the Baroque era. In addition, the use of the chiaroscuro technique, which combines light and shadow to create an effect of depth and realism, adds a touch of drama and mystery to the work.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. It is known that it was commissioned by Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici, who was a great admirer of Baroque art and a patron of artists such as Franceschini. The work was originally housed in the Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano, in Tuscany, and is now kept in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

But there is a little-known aspect of the painting that makes it even more interesting: the presence of a small erotic detail in the composition. If you look closely, you can see that one of the putti is holding a grape in a position that suggests a sexual allusion. This detail was censored in the 18th century and covered by a fig leaf, but today it can be seen in its original form thanks to the restoration of the work.

In summary, the painting Bacchus with Attendant Putti by Baldassarre Franceschini is an impressive work of art that combines style, color, composition, and a fascinating history. Its beauty and visual richness continue to captivate viewers to this day.

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