Friday, December 21, 2018

02 Works, CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of Greek mythology With Footnotes - 23

Thomas Saliot, France
Three Graces by the pool
Oil on canvas
Size: 63 H x 49.2 W x 0.4 in

Thomas Saliot: "one of my last painting in my Marrakech studio, summer vibes with a nice composition. Lots of work....'

In Greek mythology, a Charis or Grace is one of three or more minor goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility, together known as the Charites or Graces. The usual list, from youngest to oldest is Aglaea ("Splendor"), Euphrosyne ("Mirth"), and Thalia ("Good Cheer"). In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae, the "Graces". In some variants, Charis was one of the Graces and was not the singular form of their name.


The Charites were usually considered the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, though they were also said to be daughters of Dionysus and Aphrodite or of Helios and the naiad Aegle. Other possible names of their mother by Zeus are Eurydome, Eurymedousa, and Euanthe. Homer wrote that they were part of the retinue of Aphrodite. The Charites were also associated with the Greek underworld and the Eleusinian Mysteries.


The river Cephissus near Delphi was sacred to them. More Three Graces (aka the Charities)

Thomas Saliot, France
Three graces plus one
Oil on canvas
118.1 H x 82.7 W x 2 in

Thomas Saliot: "I live in Morocco, France and Spain where i paint simple iconic images from the net or my life, like big oil sketches. I have been painting professionally for over thirty years. Sort of a child of Hopper, figurative and Pop art, i love colors, provocation and big canvas.


Thomas Saliot was born in Paris, France, in 1968. He studied Graphic Design at the Met de Penninghen (Esag) for 3 years and opened his own gallery in le Marais in the historic district of Paris from 1990 to 2000. For the past 20 years he has been living the life, painting and travelling between Marrakech, Morocco and his home city of Paris, France.  More on Thomas Saliot





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