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The Three Graces
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The Charites, figures of Greek mythology known as "The Three Graces". In Greek mythology, a Charis is one of several Charites(Greek: "Graces"), goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility. They ordinarily numbered three, from youngest to oldest: Aglaea ("Beauty"), Euphrosyne ("Mirth"), and Thalia ("Good Cheer"). In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae. Although the Graces usually numbered three, according to the Spartans, Cleta, not Thalia, was the third, and other Graces are sometimes mentioned, including Auxo, Charis, Hegemone, Phaenna, and Pasithea. The Charites were usually considered the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, though they were also said to be daughters of Dionysus and Aphrodite or of Helios and the naiad Aegle. Homer wrote that they were part of the retinue of Aphrodite. The Charites were also associated with the underworld and the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. Modern scholars referred to the myths and studied them in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of ancient Greece and, in general, on the ancient Greek civilization.

This work is quite old, but I decided to revisit it recently to fresh up the reasons why I made it. I guess that was an experimental, technical approach to the artwork rather than philosophical. There are three art-design applications there that I used. You may recognise the Jessie model from the curious labs’ Poser props. That was one of the most famous 3d female models at that time. And it is really perfect from all points of view. The landscape came out somewhat dull, Terragen is not my strongest asset, besides I was using a free demo version. After that, everything was assembled in 3DS max. The Terragen background was superimposed to the three female models, it is actually one model that had been posed differently in Poser and exported to 3ds files. I applied some morrow textures to the three graces to make them look light and blend than with the background. In addition, there is a textured mask that makes them look incomplete and surreal. The final touches such as sailboats and blending were made in Photoshop, of course. The shattered glass effect gives the picture sense of fragility and illusion. It impressions like the real Greek divas descended to the earth, but the view of them is mere a reflection.

Software media: Autodesk 3ds Max ®, Adobe Photoshop ®, Adobe Illustrator ®, Poser, Terragen, Stock

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The Charities, figures, Greek mythology Graces goddesses charm, Roman Gratiae Aphrodite underworld Eleusinian Mysteries, beauty, nature, human creativity, fertility three, Three female figures entwined dance, female sea landscape blue mythology, feminine aquatic mountains navy folklore, Surreal motivational, Surrealist George Grie artwork, reproduction print original, official author inspirational poster, reflection water foothills fleet legends, wall cracks, giant disproportional The Three Graces
The Three Graces
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