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Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella

In his series titled Ghost Underground, Italian contemporary artist Livio Scarpella creates fascinating sculptures of ghostly busts, covered with translucent veils and crystals of amethyst or quartz embedded in the chest. They are directly inspired by neoclassical works of the 18th century in the Cappella Sansevero, in Naples. More precisely, the marble sculpture Veiled Christ made by Giuseppe Sanmartino (1720–1793), in 1753.

More information: Officina da Camera (h/t: Dark Art & Craft).

Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella
Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella
Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella
Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella
Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella
Sculptures of ghostly veiled busts by Italian artist Livio Scarpella

Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Feira de Santana, Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves science, nature, visual arts, and has green as his fave color.

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