Friday, February 12, 2021

Dionysos and Ariadne


                                    Oil on Linen  42" x 36"

THESEUS pledges his love to ARIADNE after she skillfully devises his way out of the Labyrinth where he has slain the Minotaur.

He returns with Ariadne to Athens but along the way carelessly abandons her on the island of Naxos.

DIONYSOS -the Olympian god of wine, pleasure, festivity, and wild frenzy- and his cortege discover Ariadne, Dionysos is smitten. Ariadne becomes his immortal wife and the brightest star in heaven