Tomasso Brothers open new London Gallery with Canova exhibition

Posted: 2017-06-06 16:19:30 - Last updated: 2017-06-06 16:20:11

BADA European sculpture specialists Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will be celebrating the opening of their new London Gallery with a special exhibition dedicated to the work of Italian master Antonio Canova.

Arguably the greatest and most illustrious sculptor of his age, Canova’s works are celebrated for their timeless beauty and grace, and continue to inspire generations of artists and collectors alike.

Canova and his Legacy’ will be the first exhibition held at Tomasso Brothers new London Gallery at Marquis House, Jermyn Street, St, James’s. The exhibition also forms part of this year’s London Art Week programme, opening from June 30 until July 7.

Highlights include a magnificent and exquisite pair of plaster busts by Antonio Canova depicting Paris and Helen, cast at the artist’s atelier in 1812; the supremely graceful Baccante Cimbalista (1837) by Cincinnato Baruzzi (1796-1878), one of Canova’s leading pupils, and, by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), a charming portrayal of Cupid with his bow (Amorino), dating to 1826-28, which has remained in the same Scottish family since its purchase from Thorvaldsen in 1828.

Gallery Director Dino Tomasso, who has recently been appointed to the Board of London Art Week said: “Tomasso Brothers is committed to being part of the rich and vibrant art scene in the heart of this historic area of central London. The opening of our new space on Jermyn Street, timed for London Art Week 2017, is an exciting development,”

Fellow Director Raffaello Tomasso added: “We chose Canova as a central subject for this exhibition because, like Michelangelo and Bernini, Canova was a revolutionary force in the field of sculpture. His impact on the Italian School and beyond cannot be overstated.

“Throughout the Neoclassical period his workshop represented the focal point of sculptural studies in Europe and for generations of marble carvers to come. His legacy reached as far away as Denmark and Scotland, Germany and Spain.”

Dino and Raffaello Tomasso are recognised internationally for specializing in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neoclassical periods, and have had a presence in St. James’s since 2013, in addition to their principal gallery at Bardon Hall, Leeds.

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