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Digital Media Bank ID: 8900
Description: The Education of Dionysus. According to myth, Zeus entrusted his son Dionysus to the Nysaean nymphs to be educated. In this painting Dionysus turns away from the nymph and the abacus she holds. His rejection of learning effectively conveys the character of Dionysus who, identified by the Romans with Bacchus, was seen in contrast to the rational Apollo and as a reflection of human spontaneity. Dionysus' neglect of his studies reflects the impulses of human nature, while his garland of vine leaves alludes to his role as god of wine and inspiration.
Categories: Collections / Fine Art, Timeline/ Georgian (1714 - 1837), Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Painting
Subject tags:
fine art
education; schools; buildings;roman
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF,wine,myth

File info

Original Filename: fa000077_d01_ab10.jpg
Size: 1.71 MB; 2426 x 3001 pixels; 205 x 254 mm (print at 300 DPI); 642 x 794 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000077