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Almost Eternal: Painting on Stone and Material Innovation in Early Modern Europe gathers together an international group of ten scholars, who offer a novel account of the phenomenon of oil painting on stone surfaces in Northern and Southern Europe. This technique was devised in Rome by Sebastiano del Piombo in the early sixteenth century and was practiced until the late seventeenth century. This phenomenon has attracted little attention previously: the volume therefore makes a significant and timely contribution to the field in the light of recent studies of materiality and the rise of technical Art History.
European paintings, stone painting, art history, 16th century, 17th century, diffusion of innovations
School of Arts and Sciences
European Languages and Societies | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Baker-Bates, Piers, and Elena M. Calvillo, eds. Almost Eternal: Painting on Stone and Material Innovation in Early Modern Europe. Leiden: Brill, 2018.