Young Sick Bacchus

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Caravaggio, Young Sick Bacchus, 1593
By NAYOUNG KWON

Caravaggio's mythological characters are always seem more like humans rather than God. His more bright version of Bacchus is more youthful and cheerful with his brightly-colored cheeks. The model of this painting also looks just like random person from the streets.

Painted in 1593, another edition of Bacchus painting was added to Caravaggio's collection. More opposite and twisted version of Bacchus, the party and wine god. Bacchus's translucent skin, and pale lips gives the illusion of him slowly wilting, just like the grapes his holding and the plant crown he's wearing. The facial expression of Bacchus seems more mature and physically aged.

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