Five hundred years ago Michelangelo unveiled what would come to be regarded as one of the world’s great works of art. It was with Bacchus, his first heroic sized sculpture, that Michelangelo’s reputation as the world’s supreme sculptor began.
Regarding Michelangelo’s Bacchus, Georgio Vasari the art historian wrote:
“The Bacchus proved Michelangelo’s superiority to all of his contemporary sculptors. During his stay in Rome his conceptions were marvelous, and he executed difficulties with the utmost ease, when they were done the works of others appeared as nothing beside them.”
Now, under exclusive license from the Vatican Observatory Foundation this masterpiece has been recreated from a Vatican authorized mold derived from the original. This posthumous Bacchus is a precise 1:1 casting that is faithful to Michelangelo’s original. Some minor historical damage to the original marble has been carefully restored in this sculpture.
Arte Divine presents Michelangelo’s “Bacchus God of Wine.”
Artist: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Florence 1475-1564 Rome)
Full Bacchus: Height 78″ / Width 30″ / Depth 34″
Authorized Castings: limited to 111 numbered 1/99 to 99/99 FP 1/12 to FP 12/12
Additional Bacchus Editions
Head of Bacchus: Height 15″ / Width 12″/ 10 “
Bust of Bacchus: Height 20.5 / Width 19.5 / Depth 11″
Torso of Bacchus: Height 31″ / Width 28″/ Depth 20″
Authorized Castings: limited to 262 numbered 1/250 to 250/250, FP 1/12 to FP 12/12
Silver Authorized Castings: limited to 211 numbered 1/199 to 199/199, FP 1/12 to FP 12/12
Mediums: Marble, Bronze and Silver