Marble sculpture “Venus Italica”


Antonio Canova
White Carrara marble hand carved
Original size sculpture (170 cm.)


The “Venus Italica” by Antonio Canova is a marble statue sculpted between 1804 and 1812 and freely inspired by the Venus de ‘Medici. It was built precisely to replace the latter which, together with many other important Italian works, was taken by Napoleon to enrich the museums of Paris.
Venus is represented intent on covering herself up, as if she had been surprised by the arrival of someone, so as not to show herself naked.
It’s clear how the marble statue fully represents the neoclassical style typical of Canova and the search for the ideal beauty.

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Dimensions 170 cm


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