Room of Bacchus

Bacchus, the god that looks upon the beautiful grapes that were so precious since the XVI century in Maser, gives name to this room.

 

 
 

The fresco was painted on the ceiling of the Room of Bacchus by Paolo Veronese between 1560 and 1561. A beautiful sky with soft and serene clouds is the setting where Bacchus is donating to the shepherds a bunch of grapes in a golden cup as a precious and serious gift. To the right one of the shepherds has already enjoyed a bit of the magic juice and is quietly savouring the joyful music being perfomed above (or maybe inside?) his head by the flying musician surrounded by the playing puttos. Grapes and wine have always been a very important fruit of the estate, and are a symbol of abundance and prosperity..