Artwork of the month: “Veiled Lady”

4March 2008

If there is one thing that I can count on while working at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is that someone will ask me where the “Veiled Lady” is.

The “Veiled Lady” is the most popular work of art at the MIA.  There is a good reason for it, it is simply amazing.   The marble was sculpted to look as if the woman was wearing a veil, and it truly captures the illusion.  This is a magnificent work of art.  Albeit, this type of sculpture was extremely popular in Italy during the late 1800’s.  Regardless of this type of sculpture being common, this is a masterwork.

Raffaelo Manti
Italian, 1818-1881
“Veiled Lady”
1860, marble

Come down to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts…
…ask a security guard where it is.