While individual responses to the sculpture may differ, we have no doubt at all about Canova's importance in the history of art or the status of the Woburn Three Graces; as well as being one of
the most beautiful works of neo- Classical art, it should be recognised as the most complex and consummate achievement in post- Baroque European sculpture.
FRANCIS HASKELL, Professor, History of Art, Oxford; JOHN BARRELL, Professor, English and Related Literature, University of York; DAVID BINDMAN, Professor, History of Art, UCL; THOMAS CROW, Professor, History of Art, Sussex University; CAROLINE ELAM, Editor, Burlington magazine; HUGH HONOUR; MICHAEL KAUFFMANN, Director, Courtauld Institute; MARTIN KEMP, Professor, History of Art, St Andrews University; JENNIFER MONTAGU, Honorary Fellow, Warburg Institute; MICHAEL PODRO Professor, History of Art, Essex University; MARCIA POINTON, Professor, History of Art, Manchester University; THOMAS PUTTFARKEN, Professor, History of Art, Essex University
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