One of the exquisite painting by Titian, a leading artist of the Italian Renaissance. Bacchus, god of wine emerges from the landscape with his followers from the right. Falling in love with Ariadne on sight, he leaps from his chariot, drawn by two chariots, towards her. Ariadne had been abandoned on the Greek island of Naxos by Theseus, whose ship is shown in the distance. The picture shows her initial fear of Bacchus, but he raised her to heaven and turned her into a constellation, represented by the stars above her head.