Young Sick Bacchus

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Article nr
VI072CAP
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This reproduction on canvas of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.
This reproduction on canvas of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Gallery wrap 2 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 2 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is stretched by hand on two centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front.
This reproduction on canvas of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Gallery wrap 4.5 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 4.5 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is stretched by hand on 4.5 centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front. This canvas hangs strong and bold on your wall and does not need a frame.
This reproduction on canvas of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Classic with nails: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft a Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction in our unique style classic with nails. After stretching the Giclée canvas print on 2 cm thick stretcher bars, we finish the sides of this reproduction of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in a traditional way; we use custom-made nails and hammer them in by hand for that old fashioned look.


Giclée printing: Our reproductions are printed on museum-quality canvas of 380g. We use a Giclée print technique that guarantees over 100 years of colour permanence. The HDR inks are sprayed on the canvas layer by layer, with 800 nozzles per colour x 10 channels for a total of 8000 nozzles.

Varnish: We then apply several coats of varnish by hand to make the colours come to life and to protect against moisture and UV light. The canvas is stretched by hand on stretcher bars made with timber from sustainable forestry.

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Young Sick Bacchus

This reproduction on canvas of Young Sick Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. The Young Sick Bacchus is an early self-portrait by Caravaggio, painted around 1593. We can recognise Bacchus, the god of wine and festivity, by the crown of ivy leaves on his head. This was a sacred plant, believed to prevent him from intoxication. However, Bacchus does not look as festive as he is normally portrayed. When Caravaggio painted this work he had just moved to Rome, but was struck by illness which incapacitated him for six months. It was most likely that he made this self-portrait during his illness.

This is shown by the yellowish color of Bacchus’ skin and white of the eye, his blueish lips and the decaying grapes he holds. However, his sensual pose and the presence of ripe peaches and grapes, indicates that a possible recovery lies ahead.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Young Sick Bacchus c. 1593, Oil on canvas, 67x53cm.