Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pietra dura (Framed)

We just framed this, the amzing part it is not a painting but a Pietra dura, which is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible."

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