Bacchanale Alessandro Magnasco Italian, about 1720 - 1730 Oil on canvas Nymphs and satyrs participate in an ancient pagan feast celebrating Bacchus, the god of wine. Twisting, dancing, singing, and playing musical instruments, the small figures engage in unrestrained revelry at odds with the staid background of classical ruins. The dancing figures convey a sense of irrationality, as if the classical statuary had come alive to re-live the bacchanalian rituals of the past.
Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728–1779). Self-Portrait, 1776. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 2010 (2010.445) | Whereas Mengs's portraits of prominent sitters are notable for their delicacy, meticulous detail, and refined beauty, his self-portraits are essays in truthfulness.
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (German, 1751–1829). The Children of Martin Anton Heckscher: Johann Gustav Wilhelm Moritz (1797–1865), Carl Martin Adolph (1796–1850), and Leopold (born 1792), 1805. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the family of August Heckscher II, in his memory, 2002 (2002.564) #kids #metkids