Children's Bacchanalia

size(cm): 50x130
Sale price£281 GBP


The painting Bacchanalia of Children by the artist Piat-Joseph Sauvage is an outstanding example of the Rococo style, characterized by its elegance and refinement. The composition of the work is impressive, with a multitude of naked children having fun and celebrating in a lush garden. The colors are vibrant and exuberant, with pastel and bright tones that evoke joy and freedom.

The story behind the painting is fascinating and little known. The work is believed to have been commissioned by Queen Marie Antoinette, who was a great admirer of Sauvage's work. The painting was one of many that graced the Palace of Versailles during the reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

However, painting also has a dark side. At the time it was created, the image of naked children was considered scandalous and provocative. Additionally, the painting was criticized by some for its alleged promotion of indulgence and debauchery.

Despite these criticisms, the painting remains a masterpiece of French Rococo and an impressive display of Piat-Joseph Sauvage's talent. His ability to capture the beauty and joy of childhood is evident in every brushstroke, and his composition and coloring are truly impressive. In short, Bacchanalia of Children is a work of art that continues to captivate viewers to this day.

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