The Three Graces ink & acrylic on canvas; 150 x 180cm; Dec 2010
We are really digging the classical influences of these feminist reconstructions of 19th century and renaissance inspired pieces by Alexandros Vasmoulakis out of Athens, Greece. The above work is a reinterpretation of the the three graces, greek mythological figures representing creativity, beauty and charm. From Vasmoulakis’ website:
These are all so awesome, particularly the life and energy conveyed in the facial expressions, and the good placement and selection of “props” and symbols in the composition themselves.
Man enters this game deprived of his basic advantage, his physical strength. All that is left of him is a bodiless face. He shows off his manhood with an old fashioned moustache and his obedience to this new female world with his smile.