Yes, everyone, this is a "copy" of Monti's Veiled Lady. You guys are forgetting that Monti's sculptures are in the public domain due to age and how long he has been dead. Anyone, anywhere, can reproduce this sculpture in any way, shape or form they choose... even cheese! (Personally, a cheese Veiled Lady might be comical! )
That said, Congratulations AllenNecchi, this is a marvelous reproduction of a classic marble sculpture, in oak! I am in awe at how well you made the wood look like fabric. Bravo!!
Nice was to be an ass. Lots of people say things like that, funny how they all say 'I doubt' until it happens. Either way, clicking a button to view a 'mature' image seems to annoy you far more than it should.
well you are rigth. I am an asshole. That is a fucking stupid child and god I hate children. I dont even get why a child that stupid would have an internet connection. I refuse to feel sorry for that child and I refuse to regret I said "I doubt".And it does annoy me,just like movies that have age limits.
It doesn't look very similar besides the veil itself. The pose and the lady are different. I would say the Monti piece is a reference, not a direct reproduction. You're being a little dramatic about this.
I'm pretty sure you're looking at A Veiled Vestal Virgin instead of Raffaelle Monti's The Bride, because it's extremely apparent that this carving was copied from Monti's The Bride.
I did a redline of both sculpts, to show how they have extremely similar folds. They're not exact because this piece was carved freehand, but it is indeed a reproduction of The Bride. i.gyazo.com/2ceef0a6efb742c577…
If you can't see the astounding similarity in that, I would be shocked.
Yeah, I think credit to the original sculpt belonging to Monti's The Bride should be stuck somewhere in the artists comments, but not credit to someone's photograph of the work. I was actually pretty surprised there was no footnote about it, cause there's really no deviation from the original form of Monti's piece.
((Also, I think lynseylew used their photograph of the piece to show the similarity between this and what they photographed, but they gave A Veiled Vestal Virgin as the attributed work instead of The Bride which this is based on.))
Agreed. It's pretty standard and normal to do studies from existing master works (of which The Veiled Lady no doubt is one), but it's customary to make some sort of note of the originator.
And PS, Monti did several Veiled Lady sculptures. I personally think it's a closer copy of this one, The Veiled Lady: www.marble-sculpture.com/produ…. It IS a genre (just like, say, statues of Mercury), but if someone made a sculpture that looked almost identical to the one above Grand Central Station, you would still be able to recognize it as a study.
Note: none of this makes the piece above any less beautiful or impressive.
Yeah, the craftsmanship of being able to recreate a piece as a study in oak is incredible here! I completely agree on that point, I'm not discrediting the work or the effort put into creating the work. I just think it would be good to state that it is based off of a master work, and that it isn't entirely original in it's origin.