Caravaggio - Young Sick Bacchus 1593

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Caravaggio - Young Sick Bacchus 1593

Young Sick Bacchus 1593
53x67cm oil/canvas
Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Young Sick Bacchus (Italian: Bacchino Malato), also known as the Sick Bacchus or the Self-Portrait as Bacchus, is an early self-portrait by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, dated between 1593 and 1594. It now hangs in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. According to Caravaggio's first biographer, Giovanni Baglione, it was a cabinet piece painted by the artist using a mirror.
The painting dates from Caravaggio's first years in Rome following his arrival from his native Milan in mid-1592. Sources for this period are inconclusive and probably inaccurate, but they agree that at one point the artist fell extremely ill and spent six months in the hospital of Santa Maria della Consolazione.