Sebastiano Ricci

In honour of this afternoon’s meeting of the General Assembly, I am posting the ceiling painting of the room where the  meeting will be held .   But how many of us will look at it ?  Ricci was one of those decorative painters who came to London in the eighteenth century in search of lucrative commissions.   One can see why he was so popular.   It’s got a certain swish and swagger, animating the scene from Ovid whereby Bacchus, accompanied by assorted satyrs, discovers Ariadne alone on the island of Naxos:

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Ⓒ Royal Academy of Arts

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Ⓒ Royal Academy of Arts

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Ⓒ Royal Academy of Arts

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