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Stele for the Monument to Giovanni Paisiello
Sculpture
1938
Plaster

A mock up made in plaster by Pietro Canonica for the monument dedicated to the musician, which was destroyed in 1943 by a bombardment. The work was copied and, in 1959, placed in a piazza in the city of Taranto. In the mock up of the stele (a base for the bust of the musician) three allegorical figures are depicted, Poetry, Music and Dance. On the reverse side two fauns allude to the bucolic character of Paisello’s music. The mock up, placed on a turntable base, was particularly dear to Pietro Canonica, a great admirer of Paisello’s music.

Inventory: inv. C. 595

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