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CANOVA 3D

CANOVA 3D

A documentary exploring the power of sculpture and the most important masterpieces of the "great Canova," as he was called by Leopardi. Antonio Canova traveled to Rome in 1779 where he was able to study up close the international evidence of artistic greatness. Breathing in and inspired by the Eternal City, he reached the height of his European fame and became a profound connoisseur of ancient art and civilization. As a reaction to the Baroque, the artist turned out to be among the most important sculptors and exponents of Neoclassicism, an artistic current that established itself in Europe between the 18th and 19th centuries. For his mastery of neoclassical sculpture he soon became known as " the new Phidias." Hercules and Lycaeas, Cupid and Psyche, Venus and Adonis, Theseus on the Minotaur, and Pauline Borghese are just a few of his great masterpieces, from which power, beauty and purity shine through, and which Antonio Canova bequeathed to generations to come.Written by Michelle AlbaDirected by Jordan RiverProduced by DELTA STAR PICTURES