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Sculpted by Canova

Antonio Canova (1 November 1757 - 13 October 1822) was an Italian sculptor from the Republic of Venice who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Canova

Connected Sites

  • St. Petersburg "many of his finest works made their way to the Hermitage Museum" (wiki)
  • Vatican City tombs of popes Clement XIV (1783-87) and Clement XIII (1787-92) Link
  • Venice and its Lagoon Canova's own heart was interred in a marble pyramid he designed as a mausoleum for the painter Titian in the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, now a monument to the sculptor. Link
  • Vienna Cenotaph to Maria Christina of Austria. at the Augustine church

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