from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Canova, Antonio 1757-1822. Italian sculptor who was an important figure in the development of neoclassicism.


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  • Then I read Margaret's article on Canova, which is good.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • While we were admiring the noble Thorwaldsen reliefs, that form the frieze of the entrance hall, and the exquisite marble of Cupid and Psyche by Canova, that is one of the glories of the Villa Carlotta, she, as is her sociable wont, fell into conversation with two English-speaking women of distinguished appearance.

    In Château Land

  • The grave Pope prays solemnly above; on the right a lovely heathen genius of Death leans on a torch; on the left rises a female figure of Religion, one of the most abominably bad statues in the world; below, a brace of improbable lions, extravagantly praised by people who do not understand leonine anatomy, recall Canova's humble origin and his first attempt at modelling.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

  • Up in the right aisle of the tribune you will come upon what is known as Canova's masterpiece, the tomb of Clement the Thirteenth, the Rezzonico pope, as strange a mixture of styles and ideas as any in the world, and yet a genuine expression of the artistic feeling of that day.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

  • Lion_ of Calatafrini, whose "Canova" is a low wine-shop, full of wrangling Sicilian boors.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • 'Canova's visit was a victory for me,' writes Haydon, who had received the sculptor at his studio, and introduced him to some of the artistic lions of London.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Sculptures by Bernini, Canova and others are just a few of the highlights that include archaeological finds, decorative works, furniture and Russian court dresses.

    What's On Around Europe

  • In 1994, when the Getty tried to buy Canova's sculpture, The Three Graces, the sale was nullified a few months later when the price was matched by two British museums.

    Edward Goldman: Getty's Turner Is Another Jewel in LA's Crown

  • By 1804, when the sculptor Canova inquired after painters focused on Venice, he was told: "There are no more view painters of repute."

    Canaletto's paintings showed more than the tourist side of Venice

  • Piazza del Popolo is where Fellini used to get his espresso fix, at Bar Canova Piazza del Popolo, 16, a classic morning coffee and evening aperitivo hangout.

    Finding Fellini


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