Exhibition | Classic Beauties

Posted in exhibitions by internjmb on February 3, 2018

Looking ahead to the summer, from the Hermitage Amsterdam:

Classic Beauties
Hermitage Amsterdam, 16 June 2018 — 13 January 2019

Antonio Canova, The Three Graces, 1813–16.

The human body has fascinated artist throughout centuries. In the mid-eighteenth century this topic in art was been given a new lease on life due to spectacular archaeological discoveries in Italy. Artists like Canova, Thorvaldsen, Mengs, Kauffmann, and Batoni pursue ultimate perfection: even more perfect then the (aesthetic) ideal of the Greeks and the Romans. Many artists and elite youths set off for Italy, to see the sources of inspiration themselves. In the exhibition the visitor makes a grand tour along the finest examples of neoclassical art from the Hermitage.

The exhibition Classic Beauties will offer a delightful journey through European Neoclassicism, including the unrivalled Canova collection with The Three Graces.