Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Canova.
“Canova resolved every expression by accentuating and encoding gestures to eliminate any doubt about their mimetic essence, the controlled, enlightened language of the intellect rather than an immediate outpouring of emotions” (C. Maltese).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Canova.
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.