Paintings on Stone, Science and the Sacred 1530-1800

Paintings on Stone, Science and the Sacred 1530-1800

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Paintings on Stone, Science and the Sacred 1530-1800
Judith W. Mann
Hirmer, 2021

Paintings on Stone examines a fascinating tradition long overlooked by art historians — stone surfaces used to create stunning portraits, mythological scenes, and sacred images. Written by an international team of scholars, the catalog reveals the significance of these paintings, their complex meanings, and their technical virtuosity. Using a technique perfected by Sebastiano del Piombo (1485–1547), sixteenth-century Italian artists created compositions using stone surfaces in place of panel or canvas. The practice of using stone supports continued to engage European artists and patrons well into the eighteenth century. This volume reveals the beauty of these works and examines the complexity of using materials such as slate, marble, alabaster, lapis lazuli, and amethyst.


English - 320 Pages - 25.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 30.48 cm - 2.26 Kg
ISBN: 9783777435565


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