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Antonio Canova
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Self-portrait, 1792
Antonio Canova

1 November 1757
Died 13 October 1822(1822-10-13) (aged 64)
Venice, Lombardy–Venetia
Nationality Republic of Venice (1757–1798)
Austria (territory ceded to Austria) (1798–1805)
Kingdom of Italy (1805–1814)
Austrian Empire (1814–1822)
Known for Sculpture
Notable work
  • Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss
  • The Three Graces
  • Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker
  • Venus Victrix
Movement Neoclassicism

Antonio Canova ( 1 November 1757 – 13 October 1822) was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor, famous for his marble sculptures. Often regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists, his sculpture was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival, and has been characterised as having avoided the melodramatics of the former, and the cold artificiality of the latter.

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