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Veiled Figures Carved Out of Marble by Antonio Corradini

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Antonio Corradini (1688 – 1752) was a Venetian Rococo sculptor. Corradini was born in Venice and worked mainly in the Veneto but also completed commissions across Europe, living for periods of his life in Germany, Vienna and Naples—where he died—shortly after completing Modesty (below), arguably his most celebrated work.

Corradini was apprenticed to the sculptor Antonio Tarsia starting at the age of fourteen or fifteen. He started coming into his own as a sculptor in 1709, opening up his own workshop in 1713. You can read more about his life and career on Wikipedia.

Corradini was best known for his veiled marble statues which words cannot describe; the artistry is truly a sight to behold. Below you will find four examples of these extraordinary works of art.

1. Modesty

Sansevero Chapel Museum, Naples Antonio Corradini, 1752

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veiled marble sculptures by antonio corradini (1)

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Photographs by Atlante dell’arte itliana

2. Bust of a Veiled Woman (Puritas)

Sansevero Chapel Museum, Naples Antonio Corradini, 1752 Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice Antonio Corradini, 1725

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veiled marble sculptures by antonio corradini (7)

Photographs by Atlante dell’arte itliana | Web Gallery of Art

3. Tuccia

Sansevero Chapel Museum, Naples Antonio Corradini, 1752 Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice Antonio Corradini, 1725 Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome Antonio Corradini

veiled marble sculptures by antonio corradini (10)

Photographs by sailko on Wikimedia Commons

4. Femme voilée

Sansevero Chapel Museum, Naples Antonio Corradini, 1752 Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice Antonio Corradini, 1725 Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome Antonio Corradini Musée du Louvre, Paris Antonio Corradini

veiled marble sculptures by antonio corradini (8)

Photograph by Snowjam on Wikimedia Commons