(b. 1757, Possagno, d. 1822, Venezia)
Teach the Ignorant1795-96
Plaster, 121 x 111 cm
Museo Correr, Venice
Two plaster reliefs in the Museo Correr, Teach the Ignorant and Feed the Hungry, are the originals of subjects often repeated by Canova and his assistants.The great sculptor here displays his nobility of line, serenity and complete mastery of space and light.