BALEN, Hendrick van
(b. 1575, Antwerpen, d. 1632, Antwerpen)

Bacchus and Diana

Oil on panel, 40 x 52 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The painting depicts the Bacchanal with Bacchus and Diana. Bacchus is surrounded by satyrs and children. Diana is shown with nymphs and hunting dog and instruments of the hunt.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 7 minutes):
Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Delila, Act III, Scene 2, Bacchanal