Bertel Thorvaldsen

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Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) was a Danish Neoclassical sculptor who became famous for his mythological and classical subjects. He was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Rome to continue his education. Thorvaldsen spent most of his life in Rome and was considered one of the leading sculptors of his time. His works are characterized by their classical beauty, technical perfection, and emotional depth. Thorvaldsen’s most famous sculptures include “Ganymede and the Eagle,” “Jason with the Golden Fleece,” and “Christ and the Twelve Apostles” for the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen. His work had a significant influence on the development of Neoclassical sculpture in Europe, and he was highly regarded by his contemporaries, including Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned several works from him. Today, Thorvaldsen’s works can be found in museums and galleries throughout the world, and he is considered one of Denmark’s greatest cultural icons.