Categories art & photography A Dedication to Bacchus Post author By Mark Newton Post date Saturday, February 11, 2012 4 Comments on A Dedication to Bacchus Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1889. Tags ancient world By Mark Newton Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things. View Archive → ← This is a reading pile → “Dreams” by Wislawa Szymborska 4 replies on “A Dedication to Bacchus” I love late-Victorian Orientalism. Wish I could afford even a print. While I’m for all things Bacchanalian, this depiction of a celebration is much too clean for my taste. You’ve read Euripides’ The Bacchae, I hope? If not, you should. One of my favourites. I know what you mean, but there seem to be very few paintings of classical events to ever really dirty things up. Not read it, but think I’ve seen it on stage and not for many a year. And not with any true appreciation of it, to be honest, so thanks for reminding me – I will rectify. Prints do seem awfully expensive these days… Comments are closed.