The Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia)1815
"I'm a great admirer of Canova's work; he had such an amazing ability to carve soft and silken skin out of a hard and unyielding material. This piece shows true respect and love of the female form; one that I find highly inspirational in my own work."
- Glossary (1 term)
Refers to figures and events from myths which are the ancient stories that usually explain the origins of historical or natural phenomena.
- Glossary (2 terms)
Academy of St Luke
An art academy founded in Rome in the late 16th century with painter Federico Zuccaro the first president. Supported by the Pope, it strove to raise the status of artists above that of craftsmen. Also the name of the first art school in Edinburgh.
A general term for the civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome. Also used as a general term to describe something very old.
- Credits Purchased jointly with the Victoria & Albert Museum with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, Paul Getty II, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and public donations 1994
- Medium Marble
- Size Maximum dimensions: 173.00 x 97.20 x 75.00 cm (Outer crate size: 158.00 x 100.00 x 241.00 cm; total packed weight: 1112 kg; height of plinth: 105.00 cm))