Art Inspiration: A Gift From The Gods; Pandora: The Kharites (The Graces) : Euphrosyne

Pandora title

 In my life I have had moments that inspire me to create and wonder about different possibilities. Working with children has always been a catalyst for these moments. On a number of occasions I have provided a drawing or art class for the children and their curiosity has inspired many ideas and creations. Some of these inspirations have produced scenes of me drawing them camping, or as characters from Harry Potter, but the majority of them enjoyed me creating a scene based on the Greek gods. I have posted this work so titled The Greek Gods, Distraction on Olympus”.

This experience was so enjoyable that I have been thinking of creating another scene from Greek Mythology for some time. In the next few weeks I will be posting the different characters of this scene and a little background info on each one.

I must emphasize that this drawing is not for the children in my school but an independent work I undertook for my own enjoyment. It is from my imagination and may be a bit adult.

 The Kharites (The Graces) : Euphrosyne

 In the Pandora story she is given different gifts to make her irresistible to men. One group of goddess known as the Kharites or Graces bestowed a gift to Pandora. The Kharites were three goddesses of grace, beauty, adornment, mirth, festivity, dance and song. The next Kharites is named Euphrosyne.

Euphrosyne was known as the goddess of good cheer, joy, mirth and merriment. Her and her sisters were usually depicted in art as three nude women dancing, yet for this piece I wanted to portray them in seductive attire to give the illusion of nudity.

 I drew Euphrosyne and her sisters as seductive women with luscious curves and wearing lingerie. I used red for the colour of her outfit that is a bit reveling in the breasts but still leave something to the imagination. With this character I wanted to use brown hair to depict the probable hair colouring of the region. I also had her hair cover one eye to show, what I call the Mysterious Look.

I hope you enjoy my depiction of Euphrosyne one of the Kharties from The Gift From The Gods; Pandora. 

Euphrosyne - the goddess of good cheer, joy, mirth and merriment

Euphrosyne – the goddess of good cheer, joy, mirth and merriment



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