Size painting: 150 cm x 150 cm
In Greek mythology, a Charis (/ˈkeɪrɪs/; Greek: Χάρις, pronounced [kʰáris]) or Grace is one of three or more minor goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility, together known as the Charites /ˈkærᵻtiːz/ (Χάριτες [kʰáritɛːs]) or Graces.
The usual list, from youngest to oldest is Aglaea (“Splendor”), Euphrosyne (“Mirth”), and Thalia (“Good Cheer”).
In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae, the “Graces”. In some variants, Charis was one of the Graces and was not the singular form of their name.The Charites were usually considered the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, though they were also said to be daughters of Dionysus and Aphrodite or of Helios and the naiad Aegle.
Other possible names of their mother by Zeus are Eurydome, Eurymedousa, and Euanthe.
Homer wrote that they were part of the retinue of Aphrodite.
The Charites were also associated with the Greek underworld and the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Abstract expressionist Brighart.
Born in 1956 in Amsterdam
She got a variety of creative education on "de Werkschuit" in Amsterdam. She followed lessons with: Michiel Czn.Dhont, Anton Assies, Agaath Koers, Dorien Melis, Aleid Holman, Hendrik van Leeuwen and many many years with Femia Morselt.
Brighart attended a previous training on the "Rietveld Academie" and from december 2004 until 2007 she worked fulltime on WBK Free Academy workshop for arts of design in The Hague. There she received lessons from Zuang hong Yi, Mark de Wijer, Vincent Botella, Bill Bogaarst, Peter Otto and many others.
2010 – 2011 Brighart studied at the Willem de Kooning Academie.