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REWARDING BOUTIQUES

February 1, 2014

Tags: Piero della Francesca, Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice) The Creation of the World 1821–22 Plaster Gipsoteca, Possagno (Inv. 292)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently has two truly rewarding boutique shows. One is “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters” (through March 30) and the other is “Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works” (through April 27). Piero is the greater artist; Canova’s exhibition is the more comprehensive display of his art. (more…)