Sansevero Chapel and the Veiled Christ in Naples
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.
Raimondo di Sangro: a life at work
The soft magic of misterious things
The chamber of secrets
The pathway and Virtues of the ‘chamber of secrets’
The High Altar
The tombs of Raimondo and Vincenzo di Sangro
The labyrinthine floor
The vault of the revelation
The Veiled Christ
The Anatomical Machines and the crypt
Artists and collaborators
Size 31 x 45 cm
Illustrations in 1:1 scale, full and double page
Bilingual edition Italian - English
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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