VENUS ITALICA

190,00

Small-scale reproduction of the famous statue, depicting the goddess Venus, work of the neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova.
Handcrafted product made in Tuscany in bronzed resin, with marble base.
The original statue is to be found inside the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti.

Made between 1804 and 1812, this splendid sculpture in Carrara marble was commissioned following the transfer to France, atthe behest of Napoleon, of the Venere de ‘Medici – a work of classical art. Critics of the time welcomed the sculpture as a masterpiece, making forget its role as a substitute. With its delicacy and rich drapery, the Venus Italica expresses, may be even more than its ancient sister, the sense of modesty and sweetness of Venus surprised in the bath.

Availability: In stock

Material: Resin, marble dust and alabaster. Alabaster base.
Size: cm 40
Weight: kg 2

Craftsman: Egregia di A. Giannelli srl
Manufactured entirely in Volterra, Tuscany, in stone reconstructed from marble dust and alabaster – a noble material typical of the area. The statues are initially produced using moulds prepared manually by experts in the field, and then finished one by one by the company’s master craftsmen. The work includes chiselling, polishing and application of the external patina.

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