We are very happy to announce the opening of ‘Antonio Canova’ by Fabio Zonta’ at the Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova in Possagno on the 11th of November curated by Mario Guderzo. The Canova Series photographs, after being presented at the Consulate General of Italy in New York, are now hosted in Possagno next to an exhibition entirely dedicated to Canova’s George Washington's sculpture, also previously on show in New York at the Frick Collection.
The two traveling exhibitions are in fact a collaboration to promote Italy’s art, within Italy and in America, by offering a great journey of rediscovery and appreciation of the famous Italian sculptor.
“Canova | George Washington” is the first exhibition entirely dedicated to the only statue performed by Canova for America and retraces the history of this lost masterpiece. Organized by Xavier F. Salomon, head curator of the Frick Collection, in collaboration with Mario Guderzo, director of the Gypsotheca and Antonio Canova Museum, the Venice International Foundation and the Friends of Venice Italy, the dual exhibition project, between Italy and America, shows for the first time the preparatory model in plaster in full size, four preparatory sketches and related drawings and engravings. Next to this, “Antonio Canova | Fabio Zonta” proposes the entire series dedicated to the works of Canova through the meticulous photographic eye of Fabio Zonta, whom regularly collaborates with the Gypsoteca e Museo Antonio Canova.
Running until the 28th of April, 2019, these series of exhibitions are of high historical and artistic importance and are part of a renewed-bond between the famous sculptor from Possagno and the United States.
The Opening is on the 11th of November at Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova.
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