Die drei Grazien (The Three Graces)
Die drei Grazien (The Three Graces) c1899 by French Painter Édouard Bisson (1856 – 1939); is known for is idealized and romanticized paintings of women in atmospheric landscapes.
This beautiful painting that depicts three young women that are the Three Graces of Greek Mythology; said to be the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome and according to Greek Poet and Philosopher Hesiod were: Aglaia which is Brightness, Euphtosyne which is Joyfulness, and Thalia which is Bloom
They are sitting on the edge of a cliff that is high up in the sky huddled together with two of them side by side and the third behind them looking at an approaching cherub that is carrying in its left hand a branch with two apples and in its right hand another apple.
The young women that is dressed in a flannel like blue dress with pink and white embroidered flowers, a blue headband and pink roses in her red hair and around right should; is extending her right arm out toward the cherub while holding a tree branch in her right hand.
Her sister with dark brown is wearing a white silk dress with a violet floral sash, seems to be saying something to the cherub; while the third sister who is sitting behind them, is wearing a tan dress and has a golden ribbon in her medium brown hair, is waving at the approaching cherub with a light pink scarf that is in her right hand which flows over her right shoulder and down her back.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase online as a rolled canvas print.
Info Below From Wikipedia.org
Edouard Bisson was born in Paris in 1856 and was a student of French Painter Jean-Léon Gérôme and his most gifted student. He was a painter of genre scenes, women’s portraits and maritime scenes, and was part of the Late Academic Period.
Edouard Bisson artwork gained popularity around the 1900s, gaining many awards including a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900 and he was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1908.
Bisson artwork is typical of the artwork of the Academic taste popular in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, which reflected the beauty of women in La Belle Epoque.
He regularly exhibited at the Salon until his death in 1939, and his paintings were often reproduced by contemporary engravers and newspapers.