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Art from Home: Stories of Cultural Connections

Louvre Abu Dhabi brings the museum to you by telling stories about the art works on loans from our partners and from our collection through video, audio and activities that can be downloaded for children.

Fight between Creugas and Damoxenos


Antonio Canova
Italy, Possagno
1797–1803
Plaster
Louvre Abu Dhabi

The focus on anatomy, facial expressions and physical tension instil this ancient fight with a moral dimension. In this work, the sculptor Antonio Canova illustrates the heroic virtues that characterised the spirit of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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