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The background reminds the viewer, suspiciously, of the background of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, which was painted around the same time. Done in the misty, sfumato style that was popular at the time, Raphael's background is full of gentle but bleak looking hills, a lake, and stunted trees that march, in perfectly. The drawing shows the same female model drawn three times in succession, three-quarter length to prozrenie.info Raphael's assistants frescoed the vault.
Greek mythology tells of the Golden Apples of the Hesperides — apples that give the gift of immortality. The Three Graces by Sanzio Raffaello (aka Raphael) features those golden apples. October, as National Apple Month, is quite an appropriate time to delve into Raphael's painting. More from mental floss. The figurative powers which Raphael developed in Florence led to a more synthetic conception of form, a refinement of intellectual expression, which are visible in the Knight's Dream in the National Gallery, London, and the Three The Three Graces is Raphael's first study of the female nude in both front and back views.