The Bacchante

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by Jean-Leon Gerome

In Roman mythology Bacchus is regarded as the god of wine while a Bacchante is the priestess or follower of Bacchus. In Greek mythology the Bacchante are known as the Maenads or Thyiad. Bacchantes were popularly known for their extravagant appetite for drink and licentiousness during the Bacchanalian festivals. The Bacchante indulges in drunken revelry and represents both the joy and destructive power of Bacchus. Bacchantes are characterized as mad women who run in a frenzied way through the forests engaging in wild acts such as tearing animals to pieces and other acts of intoxication.

 

…..party girl

Vanishing Spirits

The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch: Photos by Ernie Button

‘patterns created from a small amount of Single Malt Scotch left in a glass, after most of it has been consumed. The idea for the project occurred while putting a used Scotch glass in the dishwasher when he noticed the leftover drops of Scotch had dried into a chalky but beautiful film. He began experimenting with different varieties of Scotch and photographed the residues using colored lights to give them an otherworldly effect.’