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CANOVA The journey to Carrara: an immersive experience in the artist creative process

August 7, 2019
Canova the journey to Carrara - by magister art and cose belle d'Italia

The protagonist of Neoclassicism in sculpture meets the capital of marble from 1 August 2019 to 10 June 2020, at the CARMI, the Carrara and Michelangelo Museum in Villa Fabbricotti. An engaging exhibition of artworks, documents and multimedia installations (multimedia guide recommended) not to be missed!

The exhibition, designed and organised by Cose Belle d’Italia Media Entertainment in exclusive and in collaboration with the CARMI Museum of Carrara, studies the relationship between Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Carrara, the international capital of marble, and brings together five precious original plaster models with the documents kept at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara (Celebrating 250 years since its foundation). A spectacular multimedia journey exploring Canova’s story, narrated by Adriano Giannini with the sublime music by cellist Giovanni Sollima, two Italian excellences in performing arts.

 

Take your time to listen to the cello music and lose yourself in this immersive experience thanks to  games of mirrors, music and projections from unusual perspectives.

 

Canova is Carrara and  Carrara is Canova

When Canova chose to be a sculptor, he decided that Carrara marble had to be the only material for his works. The exhibition is set in the beautiful structure of the CARMI Museum, the nineteenth-century Villa Fabbricotti in Carrara, surrounded by the Padula Park, home to a collection of works of environmental sculptures, where local people seek refreshment during the summer.  It is an original cultural operation to describe the vocation of the territory with an innovative language. The exhibition develops through six rooms of strong emotional impact, in which precious works are immersed in multimedia installation highlighting the artist creative process.

 

After an introduction on the life and works of Antonio Canova, the exhibition opens in dense a dialogue between material and immaterial, first the Graces tell the genesis of Canova’s creative process; then other evocative installations are dedicated to the relationship between Canova and dance, then  the story of Canova relationship with Carrara, to conclude the visit with the myth of  Love and Psyche and the  Venus and Adonis original plaster model.

The journey to Carrara does not end with this exhibition but ideally continues with the visit to the city  and its vast cultural heritage, the historical center, the Academy of fine arts – now celebrating 250 years – and its sculpture workshops.

 

Canova story and its relationship with Carrara

Canova story and its relationship with Carrara

 

A spectacular game of mirrors - Canova the journey to Carrara

A spectacular game of mirrors – Canova the journey to Carrara  – Ph Chiara Viganò

 

An immersive multimedia experience - Canova the journey to Carrara

An immersive multimedia experience – Canova the journey to Carrara – Ph Chiara Viganò

 

Venus and the graces. Canova - the journey to Carrara

Venus and the graces. Canova – the journey to Carrara – Ph Chiara Viganò

 

 

 

 

Canova dancer - original plaster

Canova dancer – original plaster

 

 

 

 

The myth of Love and Psyche and the Venus and Adonis original plaster model.

The myth of Love and Psyche and the Venus and Adonis original plaster model.

 

Canova the journey to Carrara - An engaging multimedia experience

Canova the journey to Carrara – An engaging multimedia experience

 

New perspectives - CANOVA the journey to Carrara

New perspectives – CANOVA the journey to Carrara

 

CANOVA the journey to Carrara

Organizer: CANOVA – The journey to Carrara is the third exhibition project conceived and produced by Cose Belle d’Italia Media Entertainment, after “Magister Canova” in Venice and “C +” Naples.

When: From August 1st 2019 to June 10th 2020 Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: CARMI museum of Michelangelo and Carrara, Villa Fabbricotti, Carrara

Info on opening hours and tickets: http://www.musei.carrara.ms.gov.it/