Dionysus and Ariadne,an original artwork by André Romijn in oil. In this painting, Ariadne just wakes up, to find out she has been abondoned.
Ariadne, daughter of Minos, King of Crete, has fallen in love with Theseus and helps him out of the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur. In return he promised to marry her. Sailing back to Athens, they stop at the island of Naxos. They spent the night on the beach.
The next morning Ariadne wakes up, to find out she has been abondoned. She is desperate, when someone approaches her, Dionysus. They looked at each other and both fall instantly in love.
The rest is history!
This painting goes very well with one of the famous Minotaur sculptures of Anthon Hoornweg!