Update 22/09/2023 – The exhibition ‘Ospiti/1’ has been extended until 1/10/2023
The first event related to the “Ospiti” review will be presented to the public on Saturday 3 June at 4.30 pm in the Concert Hall of the Tadini Academy.
The house of Count Tadini opens, ideally, offering a cross-section of other houses and other collections, identifying the collector’s curiosity and the quality of the proposals as the common thread. This new exhibition, Ospiti, aims to offer the possibility of exhibiting to the public, in easier ways than scheduling an exhibition, one or two works considered significant for the dialogue they can open with the works of the permanent collection of the gallery of the Tadini Academy
Opening the review of the count’s “Ospiti” is an exceptional work, the terracotta sketch by Antonio Canova representing Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi in the guise of the muse Polymnia, modeled in 1812 with an aim of creating a portrait. The extraordinary sketch bears witness to the operating methods of Canova, who used to sculpt his ideas to which he attributed great value to three-dimensional models in quickly modeled clay.
An opportunity to admire a work that belongs to a private collection, loaned thanks to the availability of the owners, whom we thank for their generosity in sharing the beauty.
All qualities that emerge from the work in question, presented to the public just as “Religione”, the sketch donated by Canova to the Tadini counts, is exhibited at the great international Canova exhibition. Sketching in Clay (Washington, National Gallery; Chicago, The Art Institute).
The Tadini Academy, “the main Canova sanctuary in Lombardy after Brera“, according to Fernando Mazzocca’s happy definition, and honors the friendship that bound Count Luigi Tadini and his son Faustino to Antonio Canova by offering the public this new, significant testament to his genius.
The exhibition will be open to visitors during the museum’s opening hours
– From Tuesday to Saturday from 15.00 to 19.00
– Sundays and holidays from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00
Text taken from the Tadini Academy website.
Image taken from the event poster.