30 March 2018

Marble veil and a marble net

"Veiled Lady by Rafaello Monti, c.1860, held by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts"
Via Stuff about Minneapolis.

Reposted from 2016 to add this remarkable marble work:


"Deception" (Il Disinganno), by Francesco Queirolo,  carved from a single block of marble in 1752-59. shows a fisherman being released from a net by an angel.  It's hard for me to conceive of the superhuman skill involved in carving that netting from marble.

11 comments:

  1. I saw that a bunch of years ago in DC and it is even more incredible in person.

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  2. nicely done!!!

    I-)

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  3. I am in awe of the artistic talent shown here..

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  4. Just plain wow ...

    Lurker111

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  5. Where is it in DC? Likely candidate is west wing of the (Smithsonian) Natn'l Gallery of Art... Wikipedia says Naples, though.

    Unless anon was referring to the veiled lady. Perhaps it traveled here (DC).

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    1. In 2016 anon was referring to the Veiled Lady sculpture.

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  6. Awe-inspiring!! I've always loved the veiled lady ~ but that fish net is unbelievable!

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    1. Astounding indeed! I bet it's just a real net sprayed with InstaMarb® ;)

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    2. ahahahah actually there are legends about the owner of the Cappella Sansevero (The Church in Naples where the Disinganno statue is) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raimondo_di_Sangro
      He was said to be an alchemist who created this InstaMarb like potion hahahah! Mainly because in the Cappella there are two other veiled statues http://www.museosansevero.it/images/gallery/1_cristo_velato2.jpg and https://internettuale.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/antonio-corradini-la-pudicizia-cappella-sansevero-napoli-scultura-storia-dellarte-frontale-internettuale.jpg

      and two anatomical models which are said to be real instamarbled people... http://www.napolidavivere.it/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/macchine-anatomiche-cappella-sansevero.jpg (warning kind of graphic content)

      Sansevero chapel is a pretty fascinating place



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    3. More details here http://www.madeinsouthitalytoday.com/cappella-sansevero.php

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  7. The Veiled Christ, 1753 AD https://t.co/hARlQHvuEV

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