“The Three Graces in Renaissance times were known as the handmaidens of the goddess, Venus. They were normally representing beauty, chastity, and pleasure because Venus was known as the goddess of love. This love is an earthly or physical love.
However, in earlier Platonic times, the Greeks had a more esoteric interpretation of that love that Venus embodied. They believed she was representing the highest form of spiritual love. Therefore the Three Graces were not handmaidens to a Venus of earthly sensuality or love but they were stepping stones for the descent of the highest energies descending through the embodiment of Venus to the earth plane. They are Silence, Harmony, and Order.” – Michael Parkes
Avid and budding collectors will find that Michael Parkes art is a magnificent display of esoteric themes on mythology and symbolism. He invites viewers to step away from the familiar and explore a world where mythical figures and strange creatures peacefully coexist. In The Three Graces, the artist introduces pastels and distinct brushwork against a muted backdrop while sharing a riveting narrative of Venus’s handmaidens that embody her spiritual energies in physical form.
These beautiful celestial women are a trifecta of forces that Venus relies on for support and strength. This paper print reveals a pure, raw beauty resulting from the artist’s meticulous approach to his work, as seen in The Three Graces.
The Three Graces
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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