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Sansevero Chapel and the Veiled Christ in Naples

Sansevero Chapel and the Veiled Christ in Naples

By (author) Marco Bussagli


  • The most comprehensive book on the Sansevero Chapel, with all new photographs of the artwork in this stunning Neapolitan chapel
Full Description

The Sansevero Chapel, located in the heart of historic Naples, is a treasure chest of baroque beauty, fascination, and mystery. There are 28 statues in the chapel, including The Veiled Christ
(1753), a masterpiece of translucent drapery and emotive power by Giuseppe Sanmartino, which was much admired by Canova. This book presents the chapel’s statues, crypts, and paintings in all-new photography. There is a chapter devoted entirely to The Veiled Christ, which goes deeply into the history of this important and moving work.

Text in English and Italian.

About the Author

Carlo Vannini is Professor of Photography for Cultural Heritage at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines as well as in conjunction with advertising agencies and other communication companies.

Gianni Grandi is a photographer and production manager who has collaborated on the project of photographing the chapel.

Marco Bussagli is an art historian and a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. A scholar of iconology, he was a fellow at the Warburg Institute and the Courtauld Institute in London in 1989 and has written and contributed to hundreds of books, articles, and exhibition catalogues. He is a Cavaliere of the Italian Republic for artistic and scientific merits.

Introductory notes by Fabrizio Masucci (President of Sansevero Chapel Museum), Peppe Barra (artist), and Prof. Nicola Spinosa (Art Historian).

Scripta Maneant
8th Apr 2020
USA & Canada
7.5 in x 10.5 in
240 Pages
135 color
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