OCTOBER 9th– MARCH 15th
An exhibition and event devoted to the link between Canova and the city of Rome, the forge of his genius and a boundless source of inspiration in the 18th and 19th centuries. The relationship between the sculptor and city emerges in a myriad of unique and unparalleled ways.
Displayed in an exceptionally eye-catching setting, more than 170 works by Canova and a number of his contemporaries embellish the rooms of the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi. The exhibition is divided into thirteen sections that illustrate Canova’s art and the context he encountered upon arriving in Rome in 1779.
The warm torchlit atmosphere with which the artist used to welcome guests by night to his studio on Via delle Colonnette in the late 18th century is evoked throughout the exhibition thanks to advanced lighting solutions.
It will also be possible to explore the artist’s work for the great Funerary Monuments to Clement XIV and Clement XIII, and for the Monument to the Last Stuarts, thanks to the display of drawings, sketches, models and plaster casts, including a number of large pieces. Two of these that really stand out for their fine executive quality are the marble sculpture of the Rezzonico Genius on loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the small model of the Stuart Monument from the Gypsotheca in Possagno.