Sansevero Chapel and the Veiled Christ in Naples (Pocket Edition)
The most mysterious, seductive and highest Baroque art
The most complete volume on the Sansevero Chapel Museum in Naples made thanks to the new and exclusive photographic campaign by Scripta Maneant. The Sansevero Chapel, that is a treasure chest of baroque beauty, fascination, and mystery, preserves the Veiled Christ, the sculptural masterpiece by Giuseppe Sanmartino (1753), displayed in these pages with a richness of details and angles that offer a suggestive experience and a strong emotional effect. With the aim of sharing the beauties of Italian artistic heritage with readers and with those who protect our treasures, Scripta Maneant has handed over the new photographic campaign to the Museum as a valid tool for scientific survey and for artistic preservation.
Introductory notes by Fabrizio Masucci (President of Sansevero Chapel Museum), Peppe Barra (Neapolitan Artist) and Prof. Nicola Spinosa (Art Historian)
- The Chamber of Secrets
- The Counter-Façade
- The Path and Virtues of the ‘Chamber of Secrets’
- The High Altar
- The Tombs of Raimondo and Vincenzo di Sangro
- The Floor Labyrinth
- The Vault of the Revelation
- The Veiled Christ
- The Anatomical Machines and the Crypt
- The Paintings
- Artists and Collaborators
Size 19 x 27,5 cm
- Hard cover covered in Imitlin White Snow, with silver print offset and hot foil gloss on title, dust jacket printed in 4 colours gloss laminate
Bilingual edition Italian - English
Carlo Vannini and Gianni Grandi.
Carlo Vannini is one of the greatest Italian art photographers. He has published in volumes and magazines as well as collaborating with advertising agencies and other communication companies. He is Professor of Photography for Cultural Heritage at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Gianni Grandi has collaborated to the photographic campaign as photographer and production manager
Marco Bussagli Art historian, is a full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. A scholar of iconology, he was student at the Warburg and Courtauld Institute in London in 1989 and taught Iconology and History of Art at various Universities. He is credited with over two hundred publications translated into various languages. He has curated successful exhibitions such as Barocco a Roma. La meraviglia delle arti, Rome, Palazzo Sciarra (in collaboration with Maria Grazia Bernardini) and Escher (Rome, Chiostro del Bramante). He is Cavaliere of the Italian Republic for artistic and scientific merits.
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