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Two Masterpieces Compared: Bacchus by Titian and Caravaggio

How two artists represented the same subject with radical differences

Two depictions of Bacchus. Left: ‘Bacchus’ (c.1596) by Caravaggio. Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Source Wiki Art (public domain). Right: ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’ (1520–1523) by Titian. National Gallery, London, UK. Source Wiki Art (public domain)

When two artists chose to paint the same subject, the difference between the resulting works can be fascinating.

Here, I look at two paintings, one by Titian and one by Caravaggio, produced just over 70 years apart, both of…

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