Sansevero Chapel and the Veiled Christ in Naples
- The most comprehensive book on the Sansevero Chapel, with all new photographs of the artwork in this stunning Neapolitan chapel
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.
- Scripta Maneant
- 8th Apr 2020
- USA & Canada
- 7.5 in x 10.5 in
- 240 Pages
- 135 color