February 2, 2015

Discovering Veneto: Possagno (la Gipsoteca)

Before visiting the museum with a lot of plaster works made by Antonio Canova, Mr and I took a little stroll around Possagno.
It was a warm January Sunday afternoon, the sky was blue, and it was fine spending some time outside!

Then we started visiting the gipsoteca (a museum where plaster works are collected), and probably for the second time, Mr and I had a guide...well, probably you already know this, but visiting a museum with a guide is wonderful: we were so interested, we were fascinated by Antonio Canova's story, and by his huge talent.
A part of the house where Canova lived
Unfortunately, we couldn't take photos inside the gipsoteca (I just took these two, but "Le tre grazie" isn't the real one!)

Dedalo e Icaro- This was the first sculpture (and the only real sculpture that is set in this museum) made by Antonio Canova. Antonio's father died when Antonio was young, and he was raised up by his grandfather that teached him everything about sculpture. With this artwork he won a competition.

We really had a great time, and if you want to spend a good afternoon, well, this place is waiting for you!

Useful informations:
Gipsoteca: here you find the timetable
For some weekends, ifyou visit the gipsoteca at 11 a.m. or at 4 p.m. you can have the guide adding 1€ to the ticket price (10,00 €)

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