Art in Short Stories: Napoleon Bonaparte

A wonderful anecdote from Mo(n)stre, which illustrates that true geniuses always think differently. They say that during a dinner in Villa Manin at Passariano Napoleon said a really disrespectful (as for his commensals) phrase: “Those Italians are all thieves! ” And one of those, who were present, replied: “Not all, but Bonaparte yes…” And the one, who gave that brave answer is believed to be a great Venetian master Antonio Canova!

You can read more about Canova here.

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