CANOVA, Antonio
(b. 1757, Possagno, d. 1822, Venezia)

Tomb of Pope Clement XIII

1792
Marble
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican

Here, too, Berninian references are not lacking, as in the figure of the pope, but the overall setting places the whole amongst the finest works of Neoclassical in general, not just in Rome. The asymmetrical figures of Religion and Genius generate a circular movement that pervades the entire composition.




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