Video Description: New May 2022! The exhibition Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530–1800 is the first systematic examination of this unique and little-studied artistic practice that could be found across Europe for almost 300 years. It all started with the Saint Louis Art Museum acquiring a small oval painting on lapis lazuli in the year 2000, and it lead to 15 years of research by Judith Mann, the museum’s Senior Curator for European Art to 1800. Hear directly from the curator as she guides you through the exhibit and provides historic and artistic perspective.
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