Antonio Canova

po_canova-antonio19Antonio Canova (November 1, 1757 – October 13, 1822) was an Italian neoclassical sculptor, famous for his marble sculptures.

Often regarded as the greatest of the neoclassical artists, his artwork was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival, but avoided the melodramatics of the former, and the cold artificiality of the latter.

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