Thursday, February 3, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Veiled Rebekah

The Veiled Rebecca
The Veiled Rebecca
For many, many years "The Veiled Rebekah" has been my favorite work of art in the High Museum of Art...and I'm not alone. Judging by the analytics (based on the words/phrases people use to find this blog), there are many other fans of Rebecca out there.

Created by Italian sculptor Giovanni Maria Benzoni, The Veiled Rebecca at the High Museum of Art is one of four in the world, a surprise to me given the technical genius it took to create a transparent veil in white marble ... amazing and brilliant!

Part of the High's permanent collection of European Art, the 19th Century statue is on display in the  Stent Family Wing, the portion of the museum closest to Peachtree Street.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

3 comments:

Charmaine @ Speakeasy Kitchen said...

What an amazing sculpture! Maybe High Museum of Art will join in the Google Art Project and we can all get a closer look.

Ravi said...

You have to see the one at the Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad, India. That too is beautiful.

Island Woman MJ said...

I just fell in love with The Veiled Lady in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Fascinating!