Andrians or The Great Bacchanal with Woman Playing a Lute
Nicolas Poussin - circa 1632-1633
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According to the ancients, there was on the island of Andros and near the temple of Bacchus a spring which ran with wine instead of water, inducing in the inhabitants a perpetual state of bacchic elation. Poussin has shown the various forms of this state: the inspiration to music and poetry in the foreground, and the stupor of wine in the sleeping figure on the left.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: circa 1632-1633
Artist age:Approximately 39 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 120.65 cm (47.5 in.), Width: 175.26 cm (69 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 28 January 2009.
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