Online class about Greek and Roman Mythology makes impression

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Cezanne’s interpretation of Bacchus and Ariadne

“Nathan participated in the fall semester of GHF Online‘s Beyond Percy Jackson: Real Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology online class with Allison Stieger. Recently, he visited the Seattle Art Museum’s Impression Exhibit, where he proceeded to proudly share the entire myth of Bacchus and Ariadne with me, his father, and anyone else in earshot. Needless to say, a few people were very surprised to hear that much mythology and understanding come out of the mouth of a nine-year-old. Here he is next to his favorite painting, Cezanne’s interpretation of Bacchus and Ariadne. Thank you to Allison for being such a great mythology teacher!”

~Lissa Wilson

Read more courtesy of, The National Gallery, “The painting is one of a famous series by Bellini, Titian and the Ferrarese artist Dosso Dossi, commissioned for the Camerino d’Alabastro, (Alabaster Room) in the Ducal Palace, Ferrara, by Alfonso d’Este, Duke of Ferrara, who in around 1510 tried to include Michelangelo and Raphael among the contributors. Titian’s painting was in fact a substitute for one with a similar subject which the Duke had commissioned from Raphael. Bellini’s ‘Feast of the Gods’ for this room is dated 1514, and the three works by Titian were painted 1518-25.”

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