Raffaelle Monti-Sculptor Divine
Every so often I come across things that make me sit back on my heels, shake my head and leave me at a loss for words. While tending to poetry business on The Book of Faces this morning, my friend Alexander had a picture posted. It was a piece of art by Italian sculptor, Raffaelle Monti (1818-81).
I am the first one to admit my knowledge of Italian sculptors is very limited and this piece literally took my breath away with it’s beauty. Had I seen this in person for the first time, I’m quite certain I would have been moved to tears. (Yes, I cry at beauty).
How did he get the stone to ripple like fabric… It’s stunning
I am beyond amazed that almost 200 years ago a man took a block of stone, a chisel and created such exquisite statues.
There truly is so much beauty in the world.
For those who have never seen these pieces I hope you enjoy. For those who have already seen them, a refresher of beauty is a fine thing.