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  • Antonio Canova. Modello for George Washington (detail), 1818. Plaster. Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, Possagno Fondazione Canova onlus, Possagno; photo Fabio Zonta
    Art & Culture
    Renato Miracco(June 20, 2018)
    An insightful excursus on the greatest interpreter of Neoclassicism
  • A glorious revival for the Italian artist. In conjunction with the exhibition at the Frick Collection and the showing at the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy showcases the photographic exhibition, “Antonio Canova,” by Fabio Zonta.
  • Installation view of Canova’s George Washington in the Oval Room of the Frick Collection Photo: Michael Bodycomb
    The genius of the Italian Neoclassical sculptor finds a new renaissance in the US thanks to the cooperation of three exceptional New York City institutions. On the occasion of the unveiling of a full-size plaster copy of the original sculptor of George Washington displayed at the Frick Collection, the Italian Cultural Institute is showing a rare collection of Canova’s tempera paintings capturing mythical dancing figures. At the same time, the Consulate General of Italy hosts the photographic exhibition, "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta.
  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, 1623-24. Marble. Church of the Gesù, Rome. Detail
    "The Holy Name: Art of the Gesù: Bernini and His Age" opened at Fairfield University Art Museum on February 2nd. Curated by Director Linda Wolk-Simon, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition features treasures from Rome's Church of the Gesù, never before seen in America, including a great Bernini’s marble sculpture.