Antonio Canova | Head of Medusa, 1799-1800


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 artwork was inspired by the Baroque** and the classical revival, but avoided the melodramatics of the former, and the cold artificiality of the latter.

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