A visit here will give you a glimpse into the incredible precision the master of neoclassicism put in his work, painstakingly following a method that went from paper to marble, passing through clay and plaster.
Designed in 1836 – fourteen years after Canova’s death – by Francesco Lazzari, by the will of the artist’s step-brother, Giovanni Battista Sartori, the Museum and Cast Gallery welcome the works that had been in the sculptor’s studio in Rome.
In 1957, the great Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa expanded a wing of the gallery, in order to flood the casts with light.
More info on the museum: https://www.museocanova.it/?lang=en
A visit of the cast gallery accompanied by prof. Virginie McAvoy. In this very special venue, Prof. Virginie McAvoy will as well give the lecture “Canova: great artist, greater man“.
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