The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 24, 2024

The Four Festivals

The Four Festivals

Date unknown
Location: not on view

Description

This depiction of the festival of Diana, Roman goddess of forests and animals, accompanies three other scenes glorifying the nature gods Faunus, Bacchus, and Pan. In each print a frame of flourishing vegetation surrounds nude and semi-nude figures who frolic around an altar with a bust to the god. The caption below the Festival of Diana declares that this celebration is being "troubled by satyrs," whose muscular, goat-legged bodies and leering faces appear at either edge of the wooded grove.
  • {{cite web|title=The Four Festivals|url=false|author=Claude Gillot|year=null|access-date=24 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1985.97