Listening to Art

07.07: Antonio Canova, Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix


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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume seven, number seven: Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix by Antonio Canova.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

This is a sculpture, made of marble, fitting in a volume 192 cm wide, 160 cm high and 120 cm deep.

Now let’s listen to Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix by Antonio Canova, recorded at the Galleria Borghese, in Rome, on 30 May 2018.

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That was Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix by Antonio Canova. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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Bibliography

All web sites accessed as of date of publication.

Galleria Borghese. “Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix.” Galleria Borghese. https://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/en/opere/paolina-borghese-bonaparte-as-venus-victrix/.

Wikipedia, s.v. “Antonio Canova,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Canova.

Wikipedia, s.v. “Venus Victrix (Canova),” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Victrix_(Canova).