by Lori Lipsky
~A tribute to sculptor, Raffaelo Monti
In Monti’s block of marble
Hard, cold, dense
Hid the portraiture of a virgin
From the hands of the trompe-l’oeil master
He polished shoulders smooth
Shadowed eyes, softened brows
Hard stone transformed to delicate
In the sculptor’s hands
Note: Trompe-l’oeil is French for 'deceive the eye', an art technique involving imagery in order to create an optical illusion. The Veiled Lady is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Institute of Arts
|Monti's Veiled Lady|
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