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Allegory on the Life of Canova gm-00038101

Allegory on the Life of Canova gm-00038101

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Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823) Under a high, coffered dome, numerous mythological figures prepare a monument in honor of the famous Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. Minerva, the goddess of Wisdom, leads Canova toward the cylindrical structure, while the winged figure of Fame, holding a trumpet, tries to crown him with a laurel wreath. In the center, Victory inscribes Canova's name on the monument for two of the most renowned sculptors of Greek antiquity, Phidias and Praxiteles. At the base of the monument, Time unveils Canova's sculpture Theseus and the Minotaur, while the figure of Truth leans against it with the light of knowledge on her breast. At the far right, Evil is overcome by the lion, the attribute of Saint Mark and the symbol of Venice, where Canova lived.

Felice Giani produced the drawing as a preparatory study for a monument, planned but never built, in honor of Canova. The sculpture was to commemorate the artist, who died in 1822.
Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each is canvas hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


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