A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bacchus and Infant Faun
This is part of a late 19th century sculpture by Frederick MacMonnies, on exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
There is something exuberant about Bacchus' expression that I like. The faun does not seem happy to be in Bacchus' clutches. That should bother me.
(Subsequent note: This is actually Bacchante and the infant Faun. In response to comments, I re-checked the label next to the statue, which I had also photographed. I had wondered why Bacchus seemed so feminine . . . )