Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Veiled Virgin

It's incredible what can be found in your own backyard. The Veiled Virgin is one of those things. It is a piece by a renowned Italian Sculptor, Giovanni Strazza. Carved entirely out of one piece of marble, it is truly breathtaking. You don't have to be an art lover to be completely taken with the craftsmanship and engrossed with trying to figure out how was able make the veil appear to be translucent. Strazza's work can be found in the Vatican Museums and the Archbishop's palace. Photographs do not do the piece justice but I have included a few. The piece is located at the Presentation Convent here in St. John's.

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