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 (1799), Antonio Canova. © Museo e Gipsoteca Antonio Canova, Possagno (Treviso)
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)
Hebe (1796), Antonio Canova. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger