Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works
On the NYRgallery, Andrew Butterfield writes, “The Metropolitan Museum of Art is presently home to a small but serenely beautiful show, ‘Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works.’ The exhibition features the seven plaster models for reliefs, which Canova was working on at the time of his death in 1822.
The reliefs divide into three groups. The first two are creation scenes: The Creation of the World and The Creation of Adam. The next two are scenes of sacrifice and violence: Cain and Abel and The Sacrifice of Isaac. The last three are Marian stories from the New Testament: The Annunciation, The Visitation, and The Presentation in the Temple. These works are a summation of the origins and possibilities of Canova’s artistry.”
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