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Canova and the Dance

Bode Museum, Berlin

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Antonio Canova (born 1757, Possagno – died 1822, Venice), the most important sculptor of Italian Neoclassicism, had a decades-long passion for dance. This exhibition is dedicated to the sculptor’s favourite theme – from sketch to painting to completed marble artwork – and brings together some of the master’s major works for the first time. Read more.

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Dancer with cymbals (1809/12), Antonio Canova. © Staatligche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung / Antje Voigt

Dancer with cymbals (1809/12), Antonio Canova. © Staatligche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung / Antje Voigt

Dancer with cymbals (1799), Antonio Canova. © Museo e Gipsoteca Antonio Canova, Possagno (Treviso)

Dancer with cymbals (1799), Antonio Canova. © Museo e Gipsoteca Antonio Canova, Possagno (Treviso)

Five dancers with crowns, by Antonio Canova. Bassano del Grappa, Museo Civico

Five dancers with crowns by Antonio Canova. Bassano del Grappa, Museo Civico

The Graces and Venus dancing in front of Mars (1799), Antonio Canova. © Museo e Gipsoteca Antonio Canova, Possagno (Treviso)

The Graces and Venus dancing in front of Mars (1799), Antonio Canova. © Museo e Gipsoteca Antonio Canova, Possagno (Treviso)

Hebe (1796), Antonio Canova. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

Hebe (1796), Antonio Canova. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

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