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  Antonio Canova
Canova then went back to his grandfather; but Falieri's sons interceded for their playmate, and the boy-artist was invited to the palace in Venice.
In 1815 Canova went to Paris, as the pope's envoy, to negotiate for the return of the art treasures carried away from Italy by Napoleon in his campaign, and conducted his mission so successfully that a large part of the spoils was recovered.
Canova's main glory rests on his classic subjects; he did not wholly escape the affectation and artificiality of his day, but his best sculptures are noble in conception and form, full of grace, tranquil beauty, and elegance.
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 Antonio Canova
By his patron Canova was placed under Bernardi, or, as he is generally called by filiation, Torretto, a sculptor of considerable eminence, who had taken up a temporary residence at Pagnano, a village in the vicinity of the senator's mansion.
Canova had obtained letters of introduction to the Venetian ambassador, the Cavaliere Zulian, and enlightened and generous protector of the arts, and was received in the most hospitable manner.
Canova's next undertaking was a monument in honor of Pope Clement XIV; but before he proceeded with it he deemed it necessary to request permission from the Venetian senate, whose servant he considered himself to be, in consideration of the pension.
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 Antonio Canova Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was a leading exponent of the neoclassic style, which dominated the arts in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Antonio Canova was born in Possagno near Venice on Nov. 1, 1757.
Canova's passion for ancient art and his study of it, combined with his particular talents and the taste of the period, led him to the heights of success as a champion of neoclassicism in sculpture.
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 Antonio Canova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canova was born at Possagno, an obscure village situated amid the recesses of the hills of Asolo, where these form the last undulations of the Venetian Alps, as they subside into the plains of Treviso.
By his patron Canova was placed under Bernardi, or, as he is generally called by filiation, Giuseppe Torretto, a sculptor of considerable eminence, who had taken up a temporary residence at Pagnano, one of Asolo's boroughs in the vicinity of the senator's mansion.
Canova's next undertaking was a monument in honor of Clement XIV; but before he proceeded with it he deemed it necessary to request permission from the Venetian senate, whose servant he considered himself to be, in consideration of the pension.
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Antonio Canova, Italian sculptore and painter, was born in Possagno, Treviso in 1757 and died in Venice in 1822.
Here Canova studied intensively the ancient art, visited the lessons in school of nude of the French Academy and Capitoline Museum, and entered in contact with animated international environment of Rome, the center of the contemporary classic theory.
Prestige and fame obtained by Canova charged him as a diplomat of culture in 1815, after the fall of Napoleon, the restitution to Italy its works of art, transferred in France as a result of the treaty of Telentino.
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 Who was Antonio Canova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Antonio Canova began his training at the Venetian workshop of Giuseppe Bernardi Torreto, where Baroque taste and practices were dominant.
Canova later became fascinated by the collection of copies that Filippo Farsetti had assembled in Venice of sculptures from Antiquity, as well as by Winckelmann's writings, which championed a return to the noble simplicity and calm grandeur of the ancient world.
Aged 23, Canova settled in Rome and became one of the finest exponents of the neoclassical sculpture that was centred in that city.
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 Antonio Canova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was considered the greatest sculptor of his time in Europe.
Canova illustrates the Romantic Classicism that was so valued at the time: he creates daring images of seductive elegance and form.
Canova was a prolific sculptor, and he seduced the whole of Europe with his mythological compositions in which the purity of contours was used to portray a discrete eroticism.
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 Antonio Canova
Canova was born in Possagno in the Province of Treviso where his family had for generations been stone cutters; as a result and he learned to cut marble at a very early age.
Canova died in Venice aged sixty-five and was buried in the town of his birth.
Canova often executed more than one copy of a successful sculpture; there are for example two copies of The Three Graces and two of Cupid and Psyche.
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 Antonio Canova — Infoplease.com
Canova's monumental statues and bas-reliefs are executed with extreme grace, polish, and purity of contour.
An admirer of Napoleon, Canova executed a bust of the emperor from life and several other portraits, including two where Napoleon is represented nude in the guise of a Roman emperor.
Canova's memorabilia, consisting of sketches, casts, a few oil paintings, and a voluminous correspondence, are divided between the Gipsoteca in Possagno, his birthplace, and the Civic Museum in Bassano.
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 Antonio Canova Online
Antonio Canova at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Antonio Canova at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Winged Victory, ca.1803/06
All images and text on this Antonio Canova page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
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 The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights
Cupid and Psyche is considered one of the best works by the talented exponent of the Roman school of sculpture, Antonio Canova, 15 of whose works are on display in the Hermitage.
Following the fashion of the time and a revived interest in Antiquity, the sculptor depicts an episode from the legend of Cupid and Psyche, in which Cupid brings his dying love back to life with a kiss.
Acquired by Prince Yusupov in Rome in 1796, this sculpture is the second version of the group made by Canova, differing in certain respects from the first, now in the Louvre, Paris.
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 IOnOne art | sculpture | Antonio Canova 1757-1822   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
Canova and the Politics of Patronage in Revolutionary and..
Antonio Canova : Works in Possagno in the Venetian region
Antonio Canova was the greatest sculptor of his time.
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 Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
While visiting Rome in 1779 and 1781, Canova began to admire the ancient Roman art and visited the studios of the restorers, Bartolomeo Cavaceppi and Francesco Antonio Franzoni.
Canova was known as the greatest sculptor of his time and his reputation grew exponentially across Europe until his death in 1822.
Antonio Canova - Idealized Head of a Woman c.
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 Canova Family Tree
In the Household of Alexander Canova: Ignatius Canova.
Legitimate son of Antionio Canobas, nat ive of this parish, son of Antonio [Canobas] and Cataline Maestre; and his wife, Margarita Pons, native of this city, daughter of Juan [Pons] and Juana Andreu.
Legitimate son of Antoni o Canovas, native of this parish, son of Antonio [Canovas] and Catalina Maestre; and his wife Margarita Pons, native of this parish, daughter of Juan [Pons] and Juana Alberty [sic].
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 Talaria Enterprises museum store Dancer by Canova canova neoclassicism three graces cupid psyche
Sculpted by the foremost Neoclassical sculptor in Europe, Antonio Canova, these sculptures exemplify a common theme in art from the early 19th century--a revival of mythological themes and classical ideals from Greco-Roman antiquity.
Sculpted by the foremost Neoclassical sculptor in Europe, Antonio Canova in 1814, this sculpture exemplifies a common theme in art from this period--a revival of mythological themes and classical ideals from Greco-Roman antiquity.
Originally sculpted by Antonio Canova (Rome,1793), Cupid and Psyche is representative of the neoclassical style, which successfully combined emotion and purity.
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 Antonio Canova
Called "the supreme minister of beauty " and "a unique and truly divine man " by contemporaries, Antonio Canova was considered the greatest sculptor of his time.
Despite his lasting reputation as a champion of Neoclassicism, Canova's earliest works displayed a late Baroque or Rococo sensibility that was appealing to his first patrons, nobility from his native Venice.
In a competition organized by the Venetian aristocrat Don Abbondio Rezzonico, Canova produced his statuette of "Apollo Crowning Himself", a work inspired by ancient art of a physically idealized and emotionally detached figure.
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 Antonio Canova Artworks and Fine Art at arthistorynet.com
Vincenzo Giaconi, Double portrait of Antonio Canova and Giovanni Martino dei Boni, 1796
Perseus with the Head of Medusa, 19th century (between 1804-06) By Antonio Canova (Italian, born
The art of terracotta sculpture flourished in Italy, beginning in the 15th century and continuing th...
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 Paolina Borghese by Antonio Canova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
In this statue she was portrayed as a Venus Victrix in the neoclassic style of the masterful Italian sculptor Canova.
He was inspired by the composure and grandeur of the classic works of ancient Greece and Rome.
Canova carved in marble with great dexterity, as is evidenced by the impression of body weight on the sculptured cushion.
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 Another piece by Antonio Canova in Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-16)
The vault of the Palmela family at the Prazeres cemetery, Lisbon, now owned by the city council, has a headstone for Count Alexandre de Sousa Holstein made by Antonio Canova between 1805-1808.
Canova signed the contract to produce the two marble versions on 8 July 1805.
The Bassano Municipal Museum has some preliminary sketches for the headstone, specifically studies for the figure of the female mourner.
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 Canova, Antonio 1757-1822 books, find the lowest prices
Antonio Canova a Napoli : Tra Collezionismo E Mercato
Antonio Canova : Disegni E Dipinti Del Museo Civico Di Bassano Del Grappa E Della Gipsoteca Di Possagno Presentati All'Ermitage
by Antonio Canova, Conte Leopoldo Cicognara, Paolo Mariuz, Fondazione Canova (Possagno, Italy)
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 Antonio Canova Art - eMuseumStore.com Art Reproductions
In this sculpture, Cupid revives his paramour Psyche from a sleep induced by a jealous Venus by using his powers of seduction.
During the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte, the well known antique Venus de Medici was confiscated by the French from th...
This sculpture of a Dancer by Antonio Canova was finished just months before he died.
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