Antonio Canova
Italian Neoclassical Sculptor, 1757-1822 Italian sculptor, painter, draughtsman and architect. He was the most innovative and widely acclaimed sculptor of NEO-CLASSICISM. His development during the 1780s of a new style of revolutionary severity and idealistic purity led many of his contemporaries to prefer his ideal sculptures to such previously universally admired Antique statues as the Medici Venus and the Farnese Hercules, thus greatly increasing the prestige of 'modern' sculpture. He was also much in demand as a portrait sculptor.

 

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Antonio Canova Recreation by our Gallery oil painting   

Painting ID::  32542
Antonio Canova
Recreation by our Gallery
mk79 1789-1790

   
   
     

 

 

Antonio Canova Recreation by our Gallery oil painting   

Painting ID::  32614
Antonio Canova
Recreation by our Gallery
mk79 1798

   
   
     

 

 

Antonio Canova Marble oil painting   

Painting ID::  38548
Antonio Canova
Marble
mk138 160x65x85cm In the Koniglichen Antikensamm-lung since 1830 transferred to the Nationalgalerie in 1878

   
   
     

 

 

Antonio Canova Tomb of Pope Clement XIII oil painting   

Painting ID::  62405
Antonio Canova
Tomb of Pope Clement XIII
1792 Marble Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican Here, too, Berninian references are not lacking, as in the figure of the pope, but the overall setting places the whole amongst the finest works of Neoclassical in general, not just in Rome. The asymmetrical figures of Religion and Genius generate a circular movement that pervades the entire composition. Author: CANOVA, Antonio Title: Tomb of Pope Clement XIII Form: sculpture , 1751-1800 , Italian , religious

   
   
     

 

 

Antonio Canova The Three Graces Dancing oil painting   

Painting ID::  62546
Antonio Canova
The Three Graces Dancing
1799 Tempera on paper Canova Museum, Possagna Canova mentioned "various ideas on dances, the play between nymphs and cupids, muses, philosophers, etc., sketched exclusively for the artist's own study and enjoyment." There is little doubt he was referring to the tempera cycle at Possagno and similar sketches now in Bassano. Picking up the themes and techniques discovered in Herculaneum, Canova created brightly coloured mythological figures that stand out against the black background. These sketches are the forerunners of themes and figures he would later sculpt. The picture shows a detail from a frieze. Author: CANOVA, Antonio Title: The Three Graces Dancing Form: graphics , 1751-1800 , Italian , mythological

   
   
     

 

 

Antonio Canova Self-portrait oil painting   

Painting ID::  78610
Antonio Canova
Self-portrait
1790(1790) Oil on canvas 68 x 55 cm (26.8 x 21.7 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

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Antonio Canova
Italian Neoclassical Sculptor, 1757-1822 Italian sculptor, painter, draughtsman and architect. He was the most innovative and widely acclaimed sculptor of NEO-CLASSICISM. His development during the 1780s of a new style of revolutionary severity and idealistic purity led many of his contemporaries to prefer his ideal sculptures to such previously universally admired Antique statues as the Medici Venus and the Farnese Hercules, thus greatly increasing the prestige of 'modern' sculpture. He was also much in demand as a portrait sculptor.