(1770 - 1844)
Bertel Thorvaldsen was active/lived in Italy, Denmark. Bertel Thorvaldsen is known for neo-classical religious and portrait sculpture.
Biography Bertel Thorvaldsen
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
The Danish artist Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (or Thorwaldsen) is one of the most celebrated of all neo-classical* sculptors. The undisputed successor to Antonio Canova's mantle of greatness, Thorwaldsen approached antique sculpture with the same degree of respect but with less originality. In later years, like the English sculptor John Flaxman, he tried to adapt his style to the demands of religious imagery. Born in Denmark, he spent most of his artistic life working in Rome, employing up to 40 assistants in his workshop.
His most famous sculptures include Christ and the Twelve Apostles (1819-38, Vor Frue Kirke, Copenhagen) and Ganymede Waters Zeus as an Eagle (1817
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