Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 125.0cm x 102.0cm (49″ x 40″)
Also a painting that features in the Titian exhibition currently on view at the National Gallery. It was commissioned by Alfonso I d’Este, Duke of Ferrara, and one of the celebrated bacchanals. This is study of Bacchus catches the moment, when, suddenly coming across Cretan princess Ariadne, whose ship sails away in the distance, falls in love at first sight with her and leaps from his chariot towards her, convulsed with the sudden hit of overwhelming passion. Colour, flesh, emotion and the body in full movement.
Bacchus by Ghislaine Howard
Ghislaine Howard is internationally recognised as a painter of powerful and expressive means. Born in Eccles, she studied Fine Art at The University of Newcastle. Ghislaine was named as a ‘Woman of The Year’ in 2008 for her contribution to art and society. Ghislaine has published and exhibited widely and has work in many public and private collections, including The Royal Collection. Ghislaine’s work is critically acclaimed and as such she has appeared on radio, television and film. A Ghislaine Howard painting is a stunning addition to any collection.