The Underworld is been always interesting for the people. This world and the transition through the life and the death is represented on Ianua Ditis, a particular kind of funeral monuments, called the Gates of Hell in the Neoclassic period. The European artist if XIXth Century, in fact, rediscovered the closed, or half-closed, door as a mysterious gates, introducing people in the Afterlife. Antonio Canova, neoclassic sculptor from Possagno (TV), in 1805 creates the Cenotaph to Maria Cristina of Austria, reinventing this kind of funerary monuments.

Noctes atque dies patet atri Ianua Ditis (Verg. Aen. 6, 127)

Maria Federica Petraccia
2019

Abstract

The Underworld is been always interesting for the people. This world and the transition through the life and the death is represented on Ianua Ditis, a particular kind of funeral monuments, called the Gates of Hell in the Neoclassic period. The European artist if XIXth Century, in fact, rediscovered the closed, or half-closed, door as a mysterious gates, introducing people in the Afterlife. Antonio Canova, neoclassic sculptor from Possagno (TV), in 1805 creates the Cenotaph to Maria Cristina of Austria, reinventing this kind of funerary monuments.
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