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A Continental 19th century white Carrara marble statue of Venus after a model by Bertel Thorvaldsen

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A beautiful Continental 19th century white Carrara marble statue of Venus after a model by Bertel Thorvaldsen. The striking statue is raised by a circular base where Venus stands next to a tree stump draped in a finely sculpted flowing... — Read More

  • Item # 12211
  • H: 35.75 in L: 13 in D: 12.5 in

    H: 91 cm L: 33 cm D: 32 cm

  • Continental
  • 19th Century
  • Marble/Stone
  • Neo-Classical st. Read More
  • (Neo-Classical st.) - One of the top design styles in modern interiors is Neo-Classical. Developed in the 18th century, artists of this time sought to move away from the abundance of decoration saw in the Rococo style and shift towards a more restrained and moderate style. As a result of this, excessive ornamentation was left behind with the new focus being on symmetry and minimalism. Architectural elements like columns and cornices were now the star of the show and were paired with linear furniture to showcase the beauty of the architecture. The Neo-Classical decorating style is modest and chic, with decorative pieces being strategically placed with moldings and cornices being the finishing touch. Tall walls, large expansive windows, and columns are key features of any Neo-Classical design.
  • Bertel Thorvaldsen Read More
  • Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) was an internationally renowned Danish sculptor, in the Neo-Classical style, who spent most of his life in Italy. Thorvaldsen was accepted to the Royal Danish Academy of Art when he was eleven years old winning many honors and medals. He traveled to Rome and continued his education, where he made a name for himself as a sculptor had his workshop in the stables of the Palazzo Barberini In 1803, he started work on Achilles and Briseïs his first classically themed relief. In 1804 Thorvaldsen finished Dance of the Muses at Helicon, a group statue of Cupid and Psyche and other important works such as Apollo, Bacchus og Ganymedes. Ludwig I of Bavaria commissioned a marble statue in 1808 of Adonis which is one of the few works carved solely by Thorvaldsen's own hand. Upon his return to Denmark in 1838, Thorvaldsen was received as a national hero. The Thorvaldsen Museum was erected to house his works next to Christiansborg Palace. Among his more famous public monuments are the statues of Nicolaus Copernicus and Józef Poniatowski in Warsaw; the statue of Maximilian I in Munich; and the tomb monument of Pope Pius VII, the only work by a non-Catholic in St. Peter's Basilica.
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A Continental 19th century white Carrara marble statue of Venus after a model by Bertel Thorvaldsen