Canova’s Ass-Adoring Dog

Okay, anyone who got a bit of a freaky feel from that title: it’s not as bad as you think. But there are certain perks to being an Art History student, and one certainly is the load of image material thrown at your head… One statue, “Venus and Adonis” by Antonio Canova, definitely caught my eye. Not because it’s rather pretty -which it is- but because it holds an unexpected surprise. From the front you would never guess it, but behind the couple sits an unexplainable dog, who adoringly stares up at the well-sculpted asses of the main twosome. I guess it may have something to do with the stability of the sculpture, but still… funny sight.

WeirdCanovaSculpturePS: That’s a very tiny fig leaf, don’t you agree?

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My name is QuantumPhysica The Insane, but you can call me QP. I am insane, admitted to a mental hospital in Belgium, and waiting for a decent diagnosis at the moment. Once I was a physics student with goals in life and what more; now I'm simply the patient of Room 93. Ever wondered what life is like in the psychiatric ward? I'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know... I am... particularly twitchy of personality. But I also am genuinely interested in everything. There is nothing that doesn't interest me, really. Everything, from quantum computers to fashion and cars to traveling... I also give advice. On anything. No taboos whatsoever. And I make lists of things...
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2 Responses to Canova’s Ass-Adoring Dog

  1. Butterfly Joy says:

    The dog certainly takes an advantageous position.
    Btw, the fig leaf is small coz ancient Greek culture seems to link big penis with stupidity. That’s why… (How can that be right? lol)

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