Antonio Canova, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Antonio Canova

Italian sculptor from the Republic of Venice who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh

Date of Birth: 01-Nov-1757

Place of Birth: Possagno, Veneto, Italy

Date of Death: 13-Oct-1822

Profession: architect, sculptor

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Antonio Canova

  • Antonio Canova (Italian pronunciation: [an't??njo ka'n??va]; 1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822) was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor, famous for his marble sculptures.
  • Often regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists, his sculpture was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival, and has been characterised as having avoided the melodramatics of the former, and the cold artificiality of the latter.

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