SATYR AND BACHANE
Copy from an original by an unknown sculptor. Early 18th century
Hedonistic moods, also characteristic of the literature of the Petrine era, were reflected in the artists’ predilection for the images of Venus, Cupid, Satyr, Bacchus and Bacchante, who personified the full-blooded joy of earthly existence. The Satyr and the Bacchante group has as its prototype the original widely known in antiquity, but at the same time a certain touch of excessive affectation immediately betrays in it a work of the Baroque era.