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This painting shows ‘The Three Graces’ by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova.  The title of the artwork and the positioning of the three graces embracing one another suggest a theme of support for those  suffering from heartbreak.


There are many ways you can look at the artwork, it could be depicted as a powerful image for woman to come together, suggesting they only need themselves and each other.  The knife in the heart pillow suggests the release of rage, a feeling often largely involved in the cycle of emotions felt when faced with a broken heart after the long period of sadness shifts.


Personal circumstances and the stability of the viewers emotions will likely determine individual interpretations of this piece. The artist aims to encourage the viewer to self analyse their sentiments and to draw their own conclusions regarding the meaning of "Butchered Heart".

Butchered Heart

  • TITLE: Butchered Heart

    SIZE: 80cm x 115cm

    MEDIUM: Oil paint on canvas

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