Antonio Canova is a Venetian sculptor and painter, born in Possagno, possession of the Republic of Venice, November 1, 1757, and died October 13, 1822 in Venice. He learned from an early age the art of cutting marble, in a family of stonemasons for generations In his creations, influenced by art and antique sculpts, he knows how to combine the imitation of nature with the ideal humanist beauties. When he died in 1822, His remains were buried in Possagno, in the Tempio Canoviano near his brother, But his heart was placed in the Venetian Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, in a funeral monument of his own creation.
Title photo :Cupid’s Kiss -Antonio Canova –1787 (Auteur of photo: -Reji . Source: flickr)
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