“Wine allegories”

Designer: Viktorija Golikova

The collection of objects Wine allegories was based on the paintings of the baroque painters Caravaggio, Rubens, and Velasquez, which depict Bacchus, the god of wine. With the spread of the mythological genre during the Baroque period, images and plots of the wine god Bacchus were often found in the allegorical worldview of the time. Bacchus, in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, the god of wine and winemaking, is known for his cult of ecstasy, followed by raging dances and boundless drunkenness. It freed humanity from longing and daily worries, symbolizing a time of boundless joy. Bacchus was no stranger to human passion and weakness, he spent time with people, and his drink gives the illusion of carelessness and fun that people have always sought. Therefore, the image of Bacchus can be compared to a baroque man who felt the greatness, sensuality, drama, tension, and emotional overflow he needed to release. A man of the Baroque era is a person who is able to feel and suffer, full of contradictions and constant struggles with his passions, the surrounding nature, and the social environment. Therefore, wine is a test through which inner harmony can be achieved, approaching God. The thickness of Plexiglas, light, random wine-colored spots, and transforming details create the illusion. And the grape shapes used in this collection are the main attribute of Bacchus. Grapes symbolize life, fertility, and sacrifice. Random spots of red wine color in the works are symbolizing wine, blood, and connection with God. The textile ribbons used are black, the same color ribbon can be seen in the hand of the god of wine in Caravaggio's painting Bacchus. The final created objects convey the lightness, dreaminess, and freedom that Baroque man sought. Through wine, a person is able to discover himself and his needs, and achieve liberation from suffering and doubt. The created collection gives freedom by transforming the selected objects and searching for their application to the body. There are no rules; it is not human who adapts to jewelry, but jewelry that adapts to human.