EMILIO FIASCHI (1858-1941) - VEILED FEMALE NUDE. Carrara marble, signed: E.FIASCHI. On its original green marble base. Total height: 204 cm .
statuemania: Le désespoir by Jean-Joseph Perraud,1869. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Photo by antonio-m. on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonio-m/8127591418/in/set-72157628167160169
this looks like a Bernini sculpture to me--the flesh is so real you can almost feel it.
Bernini was undoubtedly the best sculptor of his age -The Rape of Proserpina by Bernini A detail from the right side of the sculpture, showing Pluto’s fingers pressing into Proserpina’s flesh.
Bernini, Apollo and Daphne, detail, 1622–25.
Bernini - Proserpina and Pluto. When this sculpture was unveiled they had to take measures to protect it because people couldn't stop touching it. The flesh of the two characters is so life like. Bernini was 25 when he sculpted this.
Hercules and the Centaur Nessus Giambologna, 1599. Florence, Loggia dei Lanz i
Hercules and Lichas, 1815 Antonio Canova - Amazing sculpture