Friday, October 14, 2016

Veiled Lady


Veiled Lady by Raffaello Monti, c.1860
When you look at this sculpture from a distance, you believe you are seeing a woman’s face through a thin fabric veil. It is an illusion. You are in fact looking at solid marble. With this piece of trompe l’oeil - French for “fool the eye”- the sculptor makes you think you can see through stone.

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