Everything comes from the Old Greeks. I recalled that recently, while I was studying the work of American photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989), and I bumped into this beautiful picture of a veiled woman.
It reminded me of a Jorge's favorite statue in the Louvre, to which he draw our attention few months ago, when we visited together the Parisian museum.
Femme voilée (La Foi?)
It was done by Antonio Corradini (1668-1752), a rococo artist from Venice who mastered this veil technique. In Napoli there is a chapel with two similar statues by Corradini, although the Christ statue was finished by Giuseppe Sanmartino.
Christ veiled under a shroud
There are more similar works by Corradini.
One hundred years later, Rafaelle Monti gained recognition in London thanks to a sculpture in this technique.
Veiled vestal virgin
So, he was clever and did a few more works.
Sleep of sorrow and dream of joy
But in fact, the technique is as old as the Greeks, as this sculpture from the IV Century a.C. shows (Metropolitan Museum).