Emma Oerlemans

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Veiled Lady by Raffaelo Monti, c.1860 In Italy during the 1700s, sculptures of veiled figures peaked in popularity, affording artists the chance to demonstrate their ability to delicately carve marble. Nearly two hundred years later, artists revived this technically demanding tradition in reaction to the academic neoclassicism of the early-19th century. Raffaelo Monti is known for marble busts draped in filmy veils such as this one, subtly modeled to suggest feminine allure. The heightened…

Veiled Lady Raffaelo Monti c. 1860 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA This is an amazing execution of trompe l’oeil. I can hardly believe this is pure marble.

Neoclassicisme: de pure essentie van echte schoonheid

Neoclassicisme: de pure essentie van echte schoonheid

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