ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: ITALY – The People of Rome sends Iran’s President Iranian President Hassan Rohani a nice gift commemorating his recent visit to the Eternal City. THE NEW YORK TIMES (30|01|2015).
Following the recent visit last week in Rome by Iran’s President Iranian President Hassan Rohani, the people of Rome sent Rohani a nice gift to commemorate his recent visit to the Eternal City. The gift, a bronze statue of an unknown Italian woman, the statue is not just a priceless work of art. But rather representing the legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, the cradles of democracy and Western civilization. The bronze statue is similiar to many marble masterpieces that were rediscovered during the Renaissance and studied by great artists who came up with a fresh vision for the world, one that gave renewed importance to “humanitas” – humanity and human dignity – and which ultimately set off the series of scientific, political and social revolutions that created the modern world. The new bronze statue of an unknown Italian woman is similiar in work and style as that of: Antonio’s Corradini Antonio, “Modesty,” (1751), the marble statue of Corradini located in the Cappella Sansevero, Napoli, Italy. Antonio Corradini lived from 1668 until June 1752, and he worked as a Rococo sculptor in Venice. There’s not a lot known about him, but he’s most famous for his veiled women, and it’s not hard to see why. Her smooth skin shines right through the thin ripples of the veil resting softly – it spills off noses and ears like tiny waterfalls of marble. But the eyes can always be seen so clearly, closed against the veil pressed against them.
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— THE NEW YORK TIMES (30|01|2015).
— Antonio Corradini’s Veiled Sculpture (01|08|2013).