Palazzo Braschi | Rome
10.10.2019 - 21.06.2020
From 10 October 2019 to 21 June 2020, Museo di Roma presents Canova. Eternal Beauty, an exhibition with over 170 works and prestigious loans from important Italian and foreign museums and collections.
Magister Art presents a stunning reinterpretation on a 1:1 scale of the sculpture Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova. From a 3D file, generated scanning the original plaster cast Canova used to create his masterpiece, now in the Louvre Paris collection, a robot carved relentlessly for 270 hours a block of white Carrara marble.
This innovative installation, conceived and realized by Magister Art in collaboration with Robotor, pushed the idea of artwork reproducibility to a new level: the replica is intended as a tribute to Canova and expresses a renewed desire to celebrate once again his tremendous creativity.
The installation is complemented by two videos, on display in the courtyard rooms: one describing the carving process and the other narrating the Fable of Cupid and Psyche which Canova used for inspiration. The flowery words by philologist Giuliano Pisani, the silvery voice of actor Adriano Giannini and the original soundtrack composed by cellist Giovanni Sollima accompany visitors in the discovery of Canova’s masterpiece.