The veil has always been seen as a sign of secrecy, with

The veil has always been seen as a sign of secrecy, with

11/22/2021, 7:00:43 AM
The veil has always been seen as a sign of secrecy, with its light, flowing waves gently hiding what’s underneath. Conveying its intricate shapes through art has been a challenge to many artists throughout history and was seen as a sign of immense skill. And when we say artists, we don’t just mean painters – even sculptors saw it as the ultimate form of skill, turning blocks of cold marble into warm and gentle shapes. It depicts the bust of Virgin Mary and gives the impression of her being wrapped in a transparent veil. The statue currently resides in the city of St. John’s, Canada and upon receiving it in 1856, Bishop John Thomas Mullock called it ‘perfect gem of art’. However, this was not the first time the veil was used in sculpture. #scuplture The sheer fact that he could make stone look like a transparent veil is astonishing. Comment | Tag | Share Read Conscious Articles on our website. Link in Bio. Turn ON Post Notifications & Never miss any Content! #virginmary #oldsculpture

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