Thursday, October 6, 2016
This painting is called "Three Graces." It is an oil painting done by Raphael in 1505. It's housed Musée Condé of Chantilly, France. The three women in the picture depict different stages of development of women. The left is a woman before marriage ("Chastitas"), and the woman on the right is after marriage ("Voluptas"). I like how soft his painting is. The colors and lines are soft and curvy. The composition of the women is also pleasing to the eye. It draws your eye through each women, almost like telling a story. The flesh tone of the women is also highlighted which allows them to stand out from their background.