The choice of the name “Artgender” derives from the consideration for which the brand that identifies a particular company that operates in the sectors of event planning, publishing and communication has never been used; for us art is a real type of human being, that is, who is deeper. Does not exclude anyone but renames a category, composed of very different people within… elsewhere I think, origin and direction; but, united by a single factor: the artistic one. Anyone can be or feel like an artist as long as he is concerned with producing or simply approaching any form of expression. Our identity is necessary, in things, in people, in words, in ways… that teaching contributes to formation ‘individual evolution.

Paolina Borghese

Pauline Bonaparte, by Antonio Canova

🍎  The apple – here highlighted by our iconic red – that Pauline holds in her left hand, evokes the Golden Apple that in classical mythology Paris assigned to Aphrodite, judging her the most beautiful among the goddesses. Pauline is thus associated with the goddess of love and beauty.

☞ Do you know…

‣ Paolina Bonaparte was Napoleon’s sister who, however, once married, took her husband’s surname: the Roman prince Camillo Borghese

‣ The work was commissioned to Antonio Canova in honor of the royal wedding, in 1804, the year following Napoleon’s proclamation as Emperor

‣ The nakedness of the statue caused a sensation, arousing interest and curiosity, so much that the servants put in place a “clandestine” payment system to allow admiration. When the Napoleonic era passed, it was deemed appropriate to hide it, also to stop the “illegal” traffic of prying eyes

⇒ Date: 1804-1808

⇒ Material: white marble

⇒ Dimensions: 160×200 cm

Site: Galleria Borghese, Roma