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[Vita digitale] La Maddalena di Canova in Second Life costa L$9

Posted in arte, vita digitale by circospetto on 22 aprile 2016

Canova_penitent_magdalene

Se siete su SecondLife, potete acquistarla: “Great decor for a graveyard, Gothic Garden, or other morbid theme”; se siete a Genova, la scultura è ai Musei di Strada Nuova dal 2008; il suo bozzetto in creta è in mostra a Palazzo Reale.

Dal saggio “Erotic Spirituality and the Catholic Revival in Napoleonic Paris: The Curious History of Antonio Canova’s Penitent Magdalen” di Christopher M. S. Johns (2013), che non si direbbe aggiornatissimo:

At first glance, the Penitent Magdalen seems an unprepossessing work of sculpture. Housed today in the Museo Agostiniano [sic] in the under-visited city of Genoa, it is rarely seen even by art historians and other determined devotees of Canova’s art. In its present setting, it is badly lit and poorly preserved. A yellowish coating on the surface, the result of a misguided restoration in the late nineteenth century [sic], casts a jaundiced pall over the figure. The Magdalen’s small scale and slumped, melancholic posture seem more a product of her unhappy present than a testimony to her past glories. Standing before it, considerable powers of imagination, coupled with intensive research, are needed to recover its exalted place in the history of early nineteenth-century European art. There can be little question, however, that its forlorn sentimentality and corporeal vulnerability gave it considerable appeal to French viewers in Napoleonic Paris.

Puntate precedentiPentitevi! La Maddalena di Canova chiude il percorso di Strada Nuova
[Fotogalleria] Giorni di un futuro passato, CARIGE in Second Life (2007)
La città analoga, Genova in Second Life
Intervallo: ancora Arte Genova 2010, questa volta su SecondLife

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