最偉大的新古典主義雕塑家，義大利人，在威尼斯共和國時期因為他細膩呈現裸肉的大理石雕塑而出名。他的作品是新古典主義風格的縮影，標誌著巴洛克雕塑戲劇流行後回歸古典細化。在卡諾瓦是雕塑家理爵士 理查·魏斯莫克與 約翰·吉布森的英語學生。
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Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works
January 22- April 27, 2014
Exhibition Location: Robert Lehman Wing, Gallery 955, Main Floor
Press preview: Tuesday, January 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for his elegant, nude mythological subjects carved in marble. But he also worked in a spiritual mode, at once deeply serious and deceptively simple. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New Testaments that are on view in Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works at the Metropolitan Museum through April 27, 2014. The sculptures in this exhibition were made in connection with a project for 32 reliefs, illustrating scenes from the Bible, that were to adorn the Tempio Canoviano, the church—later his mausoleum—that he built for his home town of Possagno. He completed only seven of the models before his death. They constitute Canova’s last, profoundly moving masterworks....