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The Works of Antonio Canova (Volume 3); In Sculpture and Modelling, Engraved in Outline by Henry Moses With Descriptions

Albrizzi, Isabella Teotochi

ISBN 10: 0217765254 / ISBN 13: 9780217765251
Editore: General Books LLC
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Titolo: The Works of Antonio Canova (Volume 3); In ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SUPPLEMENTARY NOTICE TO THE BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF ANTONIO CANOVA. Since the publication of the life of Canova, by Count Cicognara, a translation of which is prefixed to the first volume of this work, several publications on the same subject have been produced to the world ; these, although coming from very respectable sources, and containing much interesting detail, do not, however, lay us under the necessity of being otherwise than very brief in our additional notice of this great sculptor ; they, in fact, add little that is new and important to, much less do they invalidate, the brief, but correct and comprehensive, memoir of Cicognara. Few persons, who have been much the object of contemporary panegyric, will sustain so well as Canova the deductions and qualifications which allayed enthusiasm and a soberer criticism require; and it is sufficient proof of the solidity and originality of his merit that he has undergone this process, without any essential diminution of his fame as an artist, or as a man. The united testimonies of biographers and critics still fully accord to him the high merit of being the first who practically restored sculpture to the long fo saken paths of nature, and a due regard to the models of antiquity; and, as this priority in the application of just principles of art, is the solid basis of his fame, we shall avail ourselves of an extract in support of it from the ably-written work of his English biographer *:--" During the last twenty-five years of the eighteenth century, a general movement of intellect, like the incipient heavings of a long becalmed ocean, was to be observed; but time elapsed before any motion animated the deep stagnation in which the fine arts languished; advances were rapidly made in philosophy--in literat...

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