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CANOVA, Antonio

Italian sculptor (b. 1757, Possagno, d. 1822, Venezia)

Feed the Hungry

1795-96

Plaster, 115 x 127 cm

Museo Correr, Venice

Teach the Ignorant

1795-96

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.