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The Three Graces by  Antonio Canova - Masterpiece Online

The Three Graces

  • Artist Name:

    Antonio Canova

  • Size:13 X 8
  • Frame Size:0 X 0
  • Category:

    Sculpture

  • Medium:Bronze
  • Product type:UNIQUE
  • Price:$600.00
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"The Three Graces" - After Antonio Canova (1757-1822, Italian) - Bronze sculpture on a black marble base. Dimensions with Marble Base: 13" x 8;" Weight is 12 pounds. The piece depicts three Greek mythological personifications of gracefulness. Canova was considered the greatest sculptor of his time. "The Three Graces" (1812-1817) is a Neoclassical sculpture, in marble, of the mythological three charites, daughters of Zeus – identified on some engravings of the statue as, from left to right, Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia - who were said to represent youth/beauty (Thalia), mirth (Euphrosyne), and elegance (Aglaea). The Graces presided over banquets and gatherings, to delight the guests of the gods. These three personifications of gracefulness (from the version at the Victoria Albert Museum in London) were the constant attendants of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Sculpted by the foremost Neoclassical sculptor in Europe, Antonio Canova in 1814, this sculpture exemplifies a common t

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