Antonio Canova Le grazie.jpg,Antonio Canova Ebe.jpg,Antonio Canova Danzatrice con le mani sui fianchi.jpg,Antonio Canova Amorino Alato.jpg,Antonio Canova Amore e psiche stanti.jpg

Canova all'Ermitage

dal 12/12/1991 al 08/03/1992

Canova and his relationship with the ancient art is a very fascinating and difficult subject, already faced by many scholars, historians and archaeologists. Often the archaeologist sees Canova’s art as a product to celebrate the classical art; while the historian tends to emphasize the influence of the Roman copies of greek originals on the art of Canova. Canova knew the ancient art not only by studying the great statues of Rome, but also through a wide variety of works. Canova went to Rome in 1779, here he deepened the classical knowledge of art through the study of drawings and artworks. With the exhibition curated by Umberto Franzoi it was taken account of the variety of environments available within which  the exhibition is developed. A first choice is to lower the ambient light and adopt the artificial illumination, the second choice is to use environments such as the backcloth of the work also with the adoption of support panels to create an isolation of the work for a correct view of the latter.