Tadolini, Adamo (1788-1868)

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Adamo Tadolini, Italian sculptor, was born in Bolonia in 1788 and died in Rome in 1868. He was a pupil of Giacomo de Maria, and in 1813 went to Rome, where entered the studio of A.Canova, who gave him a permission to make copies of his inventions, the most famous is Amore e Psiche in Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. Among the independent works of Tadolini, who became a professor of the sculpture in the Academy of San Luca, should be noticed the colossal statue of San Paolo on the St Peter's square in Rome; the equestrian monument to S.Bolivar in Caracas; different mythological groups and burial monuments executed in Canova's style.

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