Museo Canova

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Possagno is the home of the greatest neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova.
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KatrinPe
Austria28 contributions
Good overview over the works
Sep 2019
If you are interested in this kind of art, it is a perfect place to be. Very impressing work of the artist in an interesting architecture.
Written 2 September 2019
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VespaRossaPiccola
Massachusetts97 contributions
This was a nice museum that had replicas of many of Canova's famous works
Jan 2019 • Friends
The house attached to the museum shows a bit about his techniques which was as interesting as the replica pieces, many of which I have seen the originals of.
Written 7 February 2019
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JOLE F
3 contributions
FANTASTIC
Nov 2018 • Family
what to say? in each place in Italy Art is the owner...this is an example of how , in the middle of nowhere even a small museum can be a great moment of culture...excellent!!!!!
Written 12 November 2018
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1caridade2013
Federal Way, WA21 contributions
Off the beaten track, but a unique experience
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 of the figures. Some of the paintings of the same figures provided further study of the subjects. Really incredible. Note there are also Canova works in the relatively nearby Bassano del Grappa Civic Museum. I've truly fallen in love with his work.
Written 31 October 2018
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muganji
Ljubljana, Slovenia38 contributions
Very interesting
Dec 2017 • Friends
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 includes a virtual reality exposition on the destruction during the 1st world war. The 15 minute drive from neighboring Asolo was well worth it.
Written 27 December 2017
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Baz
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions
For lovers of sculpture
Sep 2017 • Couples
Many examples of the plaster worked preliminary work for some of Canova's masters

A good trip 1 hour from Venice, ensure you also see the temple.
Written 20 September 2017
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Harry R
Ramat Hasharon, Israel343 contributions
Beautiful masterpieces of Canova
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 an architectural gem.
In addition one can visit Canova's birth house with a collection of some of his paintings and an explanation of his technique.
Written 16 August 2017
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JHGS343
Sugar Land, TX127 contributions
Outstanding, unexpected - worth the trip
Jun 2017 • Couples
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. Were we ever glad that we did. First of all Possagno is a charming little town on the edge of the Dolomites which were covered in lush greenery and are spectacular in their own right. The museum is very easy to find and also in a lovely setting. Part of the museum is Canova's home and studio and the other is a building designed especially to hold this collection and both the space and what's in it are stunning. I had no idea of how prolific Canova was nor did I know anything about his sculpting methods but was able to gain considerable knowledge of both. This is a one of a kind museum with the added bonus of not being at crowded. One last note - my husband, who generally just grudgingly accompanies me to "art" museums said of this one: "one of the best museums I've ever been in!"
Written 19 July 2017
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Nadja
Ljubljana, Slovenia25 contributions
Spectacular!
Jun 2017 • Friends
Small, but spectacular museum! If you have time check also Tempio Canoviano and there's not far (a 20 min drive) also to La tomba Brion by Carlo Scarpa.
Written 27 June 2017
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK980 contributions
A feast of Canova sculptures
Oct 2016 • Friends
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 work and they are truly impressive. Nearby, on a hill in Possagno is the massive "temple" or mausoleum housing his tomb, which he designed and paid for himself. Well worth an afternoon's visit
Written 27 October 2016
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Museo Canova is open:
  • Sun - Sun 09:30 - 19:00
  • Tue - Sat 09:30 - 18:00