Classic Sculpture in Terracotta Canova Bust of Hebe
EBE in Greek mythology is the divinity of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera, it is one of the most beautiful sculptures in which the neoclassical ideal of Beauty is embodied, researched and experimented by the Italian artist Antonio Canova. As handmaid and cup-maker of the gods, she had the task of serving the divinities ambrosia and nectar, that is to say the food and drink with which the latter kept themselves young and immortal.
Terracotta consists of a clay mixture that is fired at a temperature of 980-990 ° C and has a reddish color thanks to the presence of ferrous substances. Resistant to freezing at -30 ° C, thermal shocks and brackish, with the passage of time it acquires a beautiful appearance on the surface where lichens and mosses can deposit creating different textures and designs, which will make each object an even more exclusive piece and personal.
ITALIAN TERRACOTTA marries perfectly with the most modern concepts of design and architecture, combining refinement and durability, modern design and ancient material. In recent times there has been a recovery of terracotta in the artistic field thanks to prominent sculptors. From ancient times and still today it has always been widely used for vases and other decorative elements, especially if intended for outdoor use, but also for immortal kitchen utensils.