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.
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