Paintings on Stone

Science and the Sacred 1530–1800

$100.00

This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2021.

ISBN: 9783777435565 Category:

Saint Louis Art Museum

Description

Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530-1800 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 experts, the catalogue reveals the beauty of these works, their complex meanings, and their technical virtuosity.

Using a technique perfected by Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547), 16th-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 early 18th century. Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530-1800 reveals the beauty of these works and examines the complexity of using materials such as marble, alabaster, lapis lazuli, and amethyst. Illustrated with more than 100 examples, Paintings on Stone is the most significant reference on this little-studied practice written by an international team of scholars.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 26 January 2021
Number of pages 300
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Judith W. Mann
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g