Friday, June 22, 2007

Palace of Living Art- The Three Graces

One tableau at the Palace of Living Art that surely must have caused much commotion was the display of the Three Graces. This former addition to the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park California housed many exotic, as well as thought provoking reproductions of famous artistic subjects. I'm not sure if this scene is reproducing a specific work, or since the Three Graces were a popular subject in Greek mythology, they created they're own version. There are many artistic visions of the Graces, and figures look like they come from a painting, so there is probably a specific work that they are based on.

A close up of the Three Graces; Aglaea, "Beauty", Euphrosyne "Mirth", and Thalia "Good Cheer". The Palace of Living Art closed in the early 1980's, and some of the figures moved to the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Fransisco. Unfortunately, it is a smaller section than it was at Movieland, and the Three Graces are not there.

Visit the Palace of Living Art in San Fransisco here.


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