Antonio Canova?s statue The Three Graces is a Neoclassical sculpture, in marble, daughters of Zeus, of the mythological three charites? Identified on some engravings of the statue as, from left to right, Aglaea, Euphrosyne and Thalia - who were said to symbolize delight, charm and beauty. The Graces presided over parties and banquets mostly to amuse and please the guests of the gods. As such they've consistently proved to be appealing figures for historic artists including Bertel Thorvaldsen and Sandro Botticelli.
The three naked girl, symbols of fertility, artwork and beauty, stand in a line in a makeup to signify their alliance. The marble, lifesize piece was created in the 11th Century AD, found on mountain Caelius in Rome. The piece is founded on an earlier art created in the hellentistic interval (330-30 BC) that are available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
This piece is arguably based on Raphael's 'Three Graces' painting in 1505
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