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Antonio Del Pollaiolo

Plaster Bust of Paris

Plaster Bust of Paris

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In this beloved marble viewAbove the works and thoughts of ManWhat Nature could but would not, do,And Beauty and Canova can!Beyond Imagination’s powerBeyond the Bard’s defeated art,With Immortality her dower,Behold the Helen of the heart. (Lord Byron, 1816, after seeing Canova’s marble Helen.) Canova’s cool, cerebral compositions, combined with his dazzling technical skills as a carver, made him the most celebrated sculptor of the 19th century. The effect of his sculptures, which were almost always pure white, immediately evokes ideal images of Ancient Greece and Rome. The late 18th and early 19th century was a time of extreme turbulence and political and social chaos. Ruling dynasty’s and empires vanished and new ones appeared, as if overnight, and yet these calm and controlled gods and goddesses, warriors and heroines of the Ancient world, remain above the fray and must have been aesthetically calming to collectors and looking to the past for reassurance. Canova was searching for ideal beauty – something we see again and again in his sculpture, especially his busts – and in Paris and Helen he achieved it. They remain as perfectly beautiful today as they were when they were created in 1812. One of two sculptures depicting Paris and Helen

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