Almost finished: Paintings by Angelika Kauffmann, curls in marble by Canova and others in the Hermitage Amsterdam

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Hermitage Amsterdam: Classic Beauties or the Curly Century

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All over mid-eighteenth century Europe many ondertook the Grand Tour: a pilgrimage to Italy, and particular Rome. Among them were Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Claude-Joseph Vernet and Angelica Kaufmann. Arriving in the Eternal City, they encountered renowned artists like the famous Antonio Canova.

An overview in pictures of Classic Beauties.

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Canova

Benedetta Batoni (attributed) Cleopatra before Octavian

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Benedetta, daughter of Pompeo Batoni, is well-known for her miniature copies of her father’s paintings.

Pompeo Batoni, Mercury Crowing Philosophy, "Mother"of the Arts
Pompeo Batoni, Mercury Crowing Philosophy, “Mother”of the Arts

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Giovanni Paolo Panini, interior of St Peter's in Rome
Giovanni Paolo Panini, interior of St Peter’s in Rome

Angelika Kauffmann

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Selfportrait of the painter and singer Angelika Kauffmann.

Kauffmann first arrived in Rome in 1763, where she was soon on close terms with the most prominent artists. In 1781 she returned to Rome, moving into the house of the late Anton Raphael Mengs. It would become a magnet for artists, including Goethe, a frequent guest.  She co-founded the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Works by Kauffmann

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After her death, the house remained a meeting place for well-known artists and writers, including the romantic poets Shelley, Byron and Keats.

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna
Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna
Johann Freidrich August Tischbein, Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich, (Tsar Paul I)
Johann Freidrich August Tischbein, Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich, (Tsar Paul I)
Pompei Batoni, The Holy Family with Sts Elizabeth and John the Baptist
Pompei Batoni, The Holy Family with Sts Elizabeth and John the Baptist

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Canova

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Hermitage Amsterdam https://hermitage.nl/en/exhibitions/classic-beauties/

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