Antonio Canova, The Creation of the World (1821-22)
I'd never heard of Antonio Canova, though when I went looking for this image I saw that I have seen several of his works before. It is one of the pleasures of the Wall Street Journal that they have an article about art every day. I was captivated last week when I opened the paper and saw this gorgeous piece. I love the textures, the creative spirit surging forth energetically, the way the moon is watching God create the sun, the sun's gentle and loving look toward its creator. What a wonderful work of imagination and art this is.