Insomnia gems

Being productive when unable to sleep pays off sometimes. 

I was exploring veiled statues, as you do, as was interested in finding out about their use on sarcophagi. And, as luck would have it, Antonio Corradini, an 18th century Venetian was an expert in the technique of carving an exquisite figure covered in a diaphanous veil. Named ‘Modesty’ and sometimes known as ‘Purity’, this beauty resides in Naples at the Sansevero Chapel Museum. 

Camera angles can sometimes be flattering but, without question, this girl personifies beauty. The way the veil skims over her body is incredible  and you have to keep telling yourself this is stone and is not real. How is this done? 

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