Michelangelo BUONAROTI
Painter, Sculptor and Architect of Florence

User Comments:

    Name: Irene Imbrogno
    Date: 2002-05-21
    Comments: To my eyes,the statue of Bacchus,is that of a
    young god,who has imbibed too much grape juice. His stance is very awkward,as though he is not steady on his feet.The eyes also have a bleary, vapid expression.It's also telling,that he is holding a wine goblet.All of the grapes shown in the sculpture tell a story as well.
    One immediately surmises,this young god,lives for revelry and excess pleasures.

    Name: Jaye
    Date: 2002-07-29
    Comments: It represents the Roman Wine god Baccus, his stance is awkward and the masculinity is not as prominant in this sculture as in his others. Then there is the Satyre behind him, the Satyre is used as a support to hold Baccus up. Baccusus member is purposely broken off, (don't know why) and the Satyre is eating the grapes, he is cheaky as they usually are. Although Baccus may be slightly off balence, it looks as though he could still react very quickly, due to the way he was carved, it looks as though he is alert.

    Name: Dana
    Date: 2003-07-23
    Comments: I believe Bachus is one of the most beautiful sculptures in the world. It took Michelangelo a long time to consider the subject, but, in the end, he expressed the true essence of this misterious ancient God.

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