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Canova, Antonio b. November 1, 1757 d. October 13, 1822 Italian sculptor. Antonio Canova, born in Possagno, in the Republic of Venice on 1 November 1757, was considered the greatest sculpture of his time in Europe. His father died when he was three and his mother remarried, sending him to live with his paternal grandparents. His grandfather, Pasino Canova, was an accomplished stonecutter and sculptor and taught Antonio the profession. His skill caught the attention of wealthy and powerful people who financed his studies in Rome, where he spent...[Read More] (Bio by: Dan) Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, Provincia di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Monteverdi, Claudio b. May 15, 1567 d. November 29, 1643 Composer. A towering figure in music's transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque periods. He was the first great composer of opera and his "L'Orfeo" (1607) is the earliest such work in the modern repertory. Only two of his other operas survive complete, "Il ritorno d"Ulisse in patria" ("The Return of Ulysses", 1640) and "L'incoronazione di Poppea" ("The Coronation of Poppea", 1642). "Poppea", his masterpiece, is regarded by many as the finest opera written in the 1600s. Monteverdi was born...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, Provincia di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Vecellio, Tiziano 'Titian' b. 1490 d. August 27, 1576 Painter. At the age of ten he was sent to Venice to start training in the workshop Zuccato. Soon Titian left this workshop and began studying painting in the workshops Bellini. In 1507, Titian joined the workshop of Giorgione as his assistant. In 1510 Titian received his first important commission to produce some frescoes in the Scuola del Santo in Padua. Since that time he began to win independent commissions and to establish himself as a painter in Venice. In 1513 he opened his own workshop...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, Provincia di Venezia, Veneto, Italy Plot: Right side after church entrance