Please note that the content
of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Italian sculpture has evolved over a long period of time, with each historical era exhibiting its own distinct style and features
. Etruscan sculpture with realistic portraits modeled the figures of the dead, who appeared lying in a sarcophagus. Of the various Italian sculptors of Baroque style, Gian Lorenzo Bernini is seen as the most important and his approach
to the Baroque style as the most highly charged. He is greatly valued for his virtuosity in carving marble and his ability to create figures that combine the physical and the spiritual. Antonio Canova became
the most famous Italian neoclassical sculptor, creating works for Napoleon I in Paris. This book studies Italian sculpture including the Capitoline wolf, the Arch of Titus, and the Ecstasy of Saint Theresa. ...