The Veiled Christ: Art or Alchemy?

In the nave of the Sansevero Chapel in Naples is the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino. This is a sculpture of Jesus after his crucifixion, lying on his back, covered with a thin shroud edged with intricate embroidery. The shroud, although carved from the same marble slab as the statue is so transparent and thin, … Continue reading The Veiled Christ: Art or Alchemy?