Late baroque painter Giacomo del Pò also painted series of frescos in aristocratic palaces.

Seated on a bank of clouds, Bacchus, youthful god of wine and ecstasy, bears heavenwards Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete. Above the head of the beautiful girl, a small putto holds a circlet of stars. The large-scale oval painting shows an apotheosis. Ariadne has already been borne away from the mortal world, and upon arriving in heaven she is rewarded by Jupiter with immortality.
The angle of view, from slightly below, enhances the soaring effect of the couple on the cloud.


  • Title: Bacchus and Ariadne
  • Creator: Pò Giacomo del (1652–1726)
  • Physical Dimensions: w150 x h191 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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