“Three Graces” – a painting by Raphael, which depicts Innocence, Beauty and Love, as they were presented to the artist.
All the girls are very young, all have similar hair color, cleaned so as not to look neat. Holding each other – because ideal love is always beautiful and innocent, ideal beauty is always innocent and knows how to love, ideal innocence is always beautiful and causes love – they stand against a certain river, on solid ground, from which only stunted bushes make their way. If you look closely, you can see the bones of an animal – perhaps this is a hint that perfection kills?
In the hands of the girls, there are ideal golden spheres, which can be a hint at the Hesperides’ apples, which Hercules was producing with his eleventh feat. Subsequently, windy Paris decided which of the Greek goddesses to hand them to: Hera, Aphrodite, or Athena. But none of them was as worthy as Love, Innocence and beauty.
Against the background of the landscape, the girls seem to be as clean as snow, attracting the eye. Despite the fact that the modern standard of beauty is different from their forms and, in the opinion of a modern person, they can be ugly, no one will dispute that their faces are full of inner light, that they produce a surprisingly touching and pleasant impression, and their nudity does not cause condemnation. neither discomfort nor awkwardness.
It is natural – why wear perfection and require it to follow human standards?
In the midst of the great “nowhere”, three girls with soft and smooth features play with golden balls and gently smile at each other, embodying immortal, eternal, and things sung independently of the age.
Innocence cleans the soul and requires internal conformity – it cannot be touched with dirty hands, because then the Atlantes will drop the sky, which has been held for thousands of years, on the earth.