Classic Beauties at Hermitage Amsterdam
Described by contemporary viewers as “More beautiful than the beauty itself”, Neoclassical sculpture by Canova Three Graces...
Please meet Beauty, Joy and Happiness, daughters of Venus and Bacchus.
11 August 13:00 - 15:30
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Classic Beauties exhibition at Hermitage, welcome to join our art tour in Amsterdam (in English)
Artists, Italy, and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th century.
The exhibition Classic Beauties will offer a delightful journey through European Neoclassicism, including the unrivalled Canova collection with The Three Graces. On show from 16 June 2018 to 13 January 2019.
One-and-a-half hour art tour followed by networking in a pleasant company of art lovers.
You may choose to get the ticket of the exhibition yourself (€20 excluding exhibition ticket) or let us buy ticket for you (€45 including all-in museum ticket).
The human body has fascinated artists throughout the centuries. In the mid-eighteenth century this topic in art was given a new lease of life due to spectacular archaeological discoveries in Italy. Artists like Canova, Thorvaldsen, Mengs, Kauffmann and Batoni pursued ultimate perfection, surpassing even the (aesthetic) ideals of the Greeks and Romans. Many artists and high-ranking young men set off for Italy to see the sources of inspiration for themselves. In this exhibition, the visitor takes a Grand Tour of the finest examples of Neoclassical art from the Hermitage.
About art guide:
Hanna Yakovleva, graduate from Sotheby's Institute of Art (art business) and Christies Education London (history of art MA), founder of Private Art Education, 5 years of art tours experience, private art sales, art advisory and academic teaching of art management.