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Was staying nearby and went for an afternoon. Canova works are around the globe, but the gipsoteca gives a unique opportunity to be surrounded by them. Canova's process is also highlighted. His rough clay sculptures, an early stage in his process, captured a dynamic nature...More
Antonio Canova brought amazing interpretation to a range of classical, romantic and funerary topics. The museum contains the plaster casts from his studio in Rome which were brought here after his death in the first half of the 1800s. The exhibit is well done and...More
This is an excellent museum of the plaster casts underlying Canova's masterpieces that are dispersed throughout the museums of Europe.
From George Washington through Napoleon, Canova portrayed the greats of his time in exemplary neo-classical fashion.
The Scarpa wing, housing some of the collection is...More
We were staying at a villa about an hour's drive from Possagno and saw this museum listed in the "things to do" book provided by the managers. Being a fan of Antonio Canova and wanting to explore the area we decided to make the drive....More
Canova's birthplace is a must for anyone interested in his life and work. You can see the studio where he sculpted and drew, and wander through the house to soak up the atmosphere. The adjacent museum is packed with preparatory gesso sculptures of his finished...More
We were amazed by this fabulous museum in the small town of Possagno - and Canova's birthplace. Beautiful structure houses the museum which houses the sculpture's full size plaster molds that look as good as the final marbles. The collection is AMAZING! The museum is...More
If you love sculpture and you love Antonio Canova you cannot miss it. You will find Canova house and his work place. Extraordinary plaster statues and overall an amazing atmosphere. Strongly recommend to watch the video in the museum as first thing. Staff super friendly...More
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I very much doubt it, as it is quite away from any big towns. You might find a bus to Asolo, and then perhaps a local bus, or there might be a train to Bassano del Grappa, and then a local bus, but it won't be easy! It's... More
I very much doubt it, as it is quite away from any big towns. You might find a bus to Asolo, and then perhaps a local bus, or there might be a train to Bassano del Grappa, and then a local bus, but it won't be easy! It's difficult enough by car because of the small winding roads.