Museo gipsoteca canoviano


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The Museo Gipsoteca Canoviano complex is located in Possagno (TV), a town at the foot of Mount Grappa that was the birthplace of the protagonist of neoclassical sculpture Antonio Canova (1757-1822). The artist is remembered and celebrated through three major testimonies: his birth house, the gipsoteca and the temple. In the house where he was born and used to return often, including to devote himself to painting in a studio in the turret, paintings, temperas, oils on canvas, drawings, engravings, memorabilia and many other mementos are collected. The garden, with an adjoining extensive park, separates the house from the museum. The gipsoteca (from the Greek for "collection of plaster casts") contains all the works in the sculptor's Roman studio: models, plaster casts, terracotta sketches, marbles, colossal statuary groups, funerary monuments, and bas-reliefs, which are displayed in the striking 19th-century wing.

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