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Canova, Antonio locked

(b Possagno, nr Treviso, Nov 1, 1757; d Venice, Oct 13, 1822).
  • Giuseppe Pavanello

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Italian sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and architect. He became the most innovative and widely acclaimed Neo-classical sculptor. His development during the 1780s of a new style of revolutionary severity and idealistic purity led many of his contemporaries to prefer his ideal sculptures to such previously universally admired antique statues as the Medici ...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)