On Wednesday 16 February at 5 p.m. at the Museo Medievale the exhibition “Canova a Bologna. Personaggi, luoghi, contesti” – “Miti classici nell’opera di Canova e nel melodramma coevo”. The conference is chaired by Piero Mioli.
From the mid-eighteenth century to Rossini, several classical myths were treated in communion with Canova’s art. Characters such as Hercules, Theseus, Paris, the Vestal, Venus and Adonis, Cupid and Psyche have been set to music by Vivaldi, Hesse, Haendel, Spontini and many others.
The exhibition proposes a series of meetings to explore the relationship between the artist and the city, on the occasion of the exhibition “Antonio e bologna. Alle origini della Pinacoteca” at the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Bologna.
An initiative in preparation for the celebrations of the bicentenary of the death of the great neoclassical sculptor, which will take place in the autumn of 2022.
The tour will be led by specialists who have devoted some of their studies to the subject.