Theo van Doesburg, 1917, Composition VII (The Three Graces)
Three Naked Girls by August Macke, n.d
Favourite nudes: Botticelli, Renoir, Raphael, Zorn, Wesselmann, Manet
The Three Graces by Koloman Moser, n.d. This is quite an unusual depiction of The Three Graces. The figures are usually harmoniously grouped in a balanced formation, usually with a circular shape - see versions by Rubens, Cabanel and Raphael (Raphael’s is my blog image). Moser has chosen to show the three graces in a dynamic composition of mirrored body positions, with slight differences to show the presence of movement.
6th April 1483
The Three Graces 1504-05
The Three Graces by Raphael, 1504. This work of the High Renaissance is easily one of my favourite paintings of all time. The composition is absolutely fascinating to examine, especially the creation of balance despite it being an odd number of figures. I also love the colour scheme and the way the deep red ochre of the apples illuminates the graces’ skin with a pearly sheen.