Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Antonio Canova


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Neoclassicist movement, Antonio Canova [Italian, 1757-1822] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Canova_Antonio

Antonio Canova (b. 1757 Possagno, Italy, d. 1822 Venice, Italy), was an Italian sculptor. 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.


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Perseus with the Head of Medusa

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Psyche revived by the kiss of Love

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The Repentant Mary Magdalene

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The Three Graces
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