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The veil

by travel at home on Feb 03, 2014

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When you look at these sculptures from a distance, you believe you are seeing a woman's face through a thin fabric veil. It is all an illusion. You are in fact looking at solid marble. With this piece of trompe l'oeil (French for "fool the eye") the artists makes you think you can see through stone.
How has they done this? They were keen and careful observers and masters with their chisels and mallets, the tools of a stone carver. But also knew a few tricks. For example, the top of the head and the shoulders are polished smooth, to reflect light. But where the veil falls across the face, the marble is less polished. It reflects less light, suggesting the texture of fabric.
Veiled ladies were extremely popular at a time when more and more people could afford to buy art for their homes.

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  • michaelasanda michaelasanda *, travel at home Thank you Karinchen, I'm glad you liked, thanks for adding this presentation to your favourites. Hugs 2 months ago
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    Thank you Adam. I appreciate very much your emotion in front of these masterpieces, thank you
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  • michaelasanda michaelasanda *, travel at home Bonne soirée Francois et merci beaucoup.Je suis contente que vous ayez aimé cette présentation. 2 months ago
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    Gracias Aluxia, me llena de alegría tu comentario, a mi también me encanta. Gracias
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    Gracias, muchas gracias Saturnino
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  • Aluxia Pilar Blanco No podía imaginarme que hay tantas esculturas veladas, son maravillosas. 2 months ago
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  • mrutas Saturnino Martinez Maravillosas esculturas. ¡ Velos de mármol ?. Muchas gracias por la selección y exposición. 2 months ago
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  • michaelasanda michaelasanda *, travel at home Mulţumesc e3Dumbravă pentru vizită şi încadrarea la 'favorite, mulţumesc 2 months ago
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  • michaelasanda michaelasanda *, travel at home @marcus33
    Thank you Marcus, thanks for sharing with me your emotion
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