Titan | Bacchus and Ariadne

Titan | Bacchus and Ariadne

Lé Arts Salon


Title: Bacchus and Ariadne
Artist: Titan (Tiziano Vecellio)
Year: c. 1520 – 1523
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Period: High Renaissance
Style/Genre: Mythological Painting

Notes & Analysis of the Artwork

The blue (San Juan) exudes connection.

  • Worn by two of the female figures, enclosing Bacchus.
  • Bacchus’s wants to create a positive change.
  • Conveys movement and transition.

The purple (Dolphin) represents eternal love and femininity.

  • Shown in the female figure towards the right.
  • Stand alone, brings forth the meaning of eternal love.

The rose pinks (Copper Rust & My Pink) show the spotlight and home in on love.

  • The main color in the painting.
  • Covering Bacchus shows he is immersed in love.
  • One with the movement of the painting.
  • The connection between Bacchus and Ariadne.
    • Deep Red shows hurt and vulnerability.
    • Bright rose shows acceptance and offers.

The brown w/gold undertones (Bull Shot) deliver friendship and openness.

  • Bold and open, like Bacchus confessing his love.
  • Shown in the right half of the image, immersed by the friends.

HEX, RGB, & CMYK Color Coding below! HEX | R-G-B | CMYK

San Juan: #364975 | 54 – 73 – 117 | 54, 38, 0, 54
Dolphin: #696581 | 105 – 101 – 129 | 19, 22, 0, 49
Copper Rust: #9d4646 | 157 – 70 – 70 | 0, 55, 55, 38
My Pink: #ce8b84 | 206 – 139 – 132 | 0, 33, 36, 19
Bull Shot: #8b5125 | 139 – 81 – 37 | 0, 42, 73, 45

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