Pictures in and on stones

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A propos de Pierre de Mougins


 Pierre de Mougins has unearthed the ancient technique of painting on stone. The technique emerged during the 16th century, at the same time as Cabinets of Wonder and Studioli were appearing. The artist’s timeless themes meld with the meanderings engraved on the stone by nature. We are invited, 500 years later, to dive back into a culture of marvels and curios.

“Look at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colours. If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills, in various ways. Also you can see various battles, and lively postures of strange figures, expressions on faces, costumes and an infinite number of things, which you can reduce to good integrated form." .

Leonard de Vinci

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