LE NAIN brothers
(b. 1598/1610, Laon, d. Louis and Antoine: 1648, Mathieu: 1677, Paris)

Bacchus and Ariadne

c. 1635
Oil on canvas, 102 x 152 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Orléans

The Le Nain brothers are considered, above all, painters of peasant scenes. Nonetheless, secular compositions, such as the Bacchus and Ariadne, are painted in the full, solid style typical of the Le Nains.

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