A photographic volume entirely devoted to the famous sculptural group, with reproductions of many details in beautiful black and white images.
[Canova. The Three Graces] Conserved at the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, the sculptural group of the Three Graces was commissioned by the Empress Josephine, an ardent admirer of the artist. The work was a great success at the time of its creation, and was also praised by celebrated men of letters of the day, such as Stendhal and Foscolo.
This photographic volume is entirely devoted to the famous group, with reproductions of many details, often accompanied by brief critical comments by Winckelmann, Giordani and Cicognara, as well as writings by Canova himself. The beautiful black and white images bring out the supple softness of the feminine forms, the delicate smoothness of the marble surfaces, and the rich tonal play of light and shadow that characterize this masterpiece of neoclassical sculpture.