Bacchic revel with Silenus in the centre riding a goat

Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) Italian

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In his prints as in his paintings, Schiavone combined elongated Mannerist forms derived from his study of Parmigianino with the tonal atmosphere characteristic of Venetian art. In this depiction of Silenus riding a goat in the company of a priapic satyr and an ecstatic bacchante, the indistinct contours of figures shaped by webs of hatching create a vibrant sense of movement.

Bacchic revel with Silenus in the centre riding a goat, Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice), Etching with plate tone

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