High quality decorative figure, made of reconstituted marble (marble powder agglutinated with chronolite) and finely polished. Patinated with natural earths that give it the finish of a sculpture embellished by the passage of time.
This statue can be exposed to the weather (outdoors). Ideal for decoration or as a gift.
The size includes the base. Base made of stone.
Height: 41 cm. Base: 25 x 11 cm.
The piece is a reproduction of the sculpture made by the famous sculptor Antonio Canova. Antonio Canova (1757 – 1822) was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor and painter. His style was largely inspired by the art of Ancient Greece and his works were compared by his contemporaries with the best production of antiquity, he was considered the best European sculptor since Bernini.
The Carites in Greek mythology were the goddesses of grace, associated with Aphrodite. They are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, and were called: Euphrosyne (“the joy”), Thalia (“the feast”) and Aglaia (“the radiance”). The three Cárites or Graces were a favourite subject of the visual arts and were often depicted naked embracing each other. In Roman and Latin mythology the Graces are known by these names: Castitas, Pulchritude and Voluptas, meaning both the virgin, the wife and the lover. There are two opposing interpretations: Firstly, in Greek mythology they are a triad composed of three aspects of the same attribute; secondly, in Latin mythology they are a triad, representing three different archetypes of woman.