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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Caravaggio’s “Bacchus” – complete Re-do of old manip....

Posted on 2006.12.19 at 15:35

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2006-12-20 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the nearly steely look on Frolijah's face in the manip does change it quite a lot.

I never noticed the nearly rotten state of the fruits, and I know the painting quite well.

This will be redundant if you already opened the "Bacchus" link above, but we really miss a lot, not being able to see this canvas in person. Here's what the Wikipedia person wrote about the detail in this painting:

The fruit and the carafe have attracted more scholarly attention than Bacchus himself. The fruit, because of the inedible condition of most of the items, is believed by the more serious-minded critics to signify the transience of worldly things (a variation of carpe diem perhaps). The carafe, because after the painting was cleaned, a tiny portrait of the artist working at his easel was discovered in the reflection on the glass.
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