The masterpieces of the greatest Neoclassical sculptor are interpreted by the contemporary photographer to celebrate the bicentenary of Canova’s death.
Two hundred years after the death of Antonio Canova (1757-1822), this monograph celebrates the art and myth of the supreme Neoclassical artist through Fabio Zonta’s photographs. The images of sculptures from public and private collections featured in the volume are complemented by essays by experts and curators, including Gabriella Belli, Camilla Grimaldi, Andrea Bellieni, Vittorio Sgarbi, and Paola Bonifacio, as well as an interview with Fabio Zonta by Camilla Grimaldi.
Fabio Zonta (1958) collaborates with leading museums and specialist magazines. He began his career in 1977 at the Publifoto agency in Milan, working with some of the best-known international photographers of the time. After many years of collaboration with important architecture and design magazines and prominent architects, such as Aldo Cibic, Matteo Thun, and Ettore Sottsass (to remain in the Mitteleuropean sphere), he began to pursue an independent avenue of research, which he developed in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad and whose outcomes were published in the book Palingenesi.