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Monument to Titian

Basilica dei Frari - Artworks

Monument to Titian

Basilica dei Frari Monument to TitianBy the will of Titian himself who expressed a desire to be buried in the Basilica dei Frari, at the foot of the altar of the Crucifix next to the Pietà, his last work, now located at the Academy, Luigi and Pietro Zandomeneghi, disciples of Canova, executed this impressive memorial in which the artist was placed August 27, 1576. At the center of the monument is a statue of Titian crowned with laurel; next to him the universal nature, the genius of knowledge and statues of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic and Architecture. At the corners of the base the two emperors who have linked their name to the great painter: Charles V and Ferdinand I of Austria. Five reliefs reminiscent of the most important religious works of the supreme painter.

  • Artwork: Monument to Titian.
  • Artist/Author: Luigi e Pietro Zandomeneghi
  • Date: 1838-52
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Right aisle, the second altar (number 29). See church plan.
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Tomb of Antonio Canova

Basilica dei Frari - Artworks

Tomb of Antonio Canova

Tomb of Antonio CanovaAfter the death of Antonio Canova, which took place October 13, 1822, his body was buried in Possagno (his hometown), while her heart was placed in an urn of porphyry kept at the Accademia in Venice. At the behest of Count Leopoldo Cicognara the monument was erected in the Basilica dei Frari with a model of one designed by Canova himself to Titian. The heart of the sculptor here was deposed in 1827.

  • Artwork: Monument to Antonio Canova.
  • Artist/Author: Antonio Bosa, Giuseppe Fabris, Rinaldo Rinaldi, Bartolomeo Ferrari, Luigi Zandomeneghi and Jacopo De Martini.
  • Date: 1822-27
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Left aisle (number 3). See church plan.
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