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Posts tagged stone:

Gioacchino Assereto, Moses and the Water from the Stone, c. 1640

Gioacchino Assereto, Moses and the Water from the Stone, c. 1640

Margherita Caffi, Still Life of Flowers in Vases on a Stone Ledge, 17th century

Margherita Caffi, Still Life of Flowers in Vases on a Stone Ledge, 17th century

Luca Giordano (Fa Presto), Perseus Turning Phineas and His Followers into Stone, early 1680s

Luca Giordano (Fa Presto), Perseus Turning Phineas and His Followers into Stone, early 1680s

Jean-Hugues Taraval, Perseus Turning Phineas and His Followers into Stone, 1767

Jean-Hugues Taraval, Perseus Turning Phineas and His Followers into Stone, 1767

Paul Liegeois, Plums and Figs in a Basket, with Apricots on a Stone Ledge, a Snail and Button Mushrooms, c. 1660

Paul Liegeois, Plums and Figs in a Basket, with Apricots on a Stone Ledge, a Snail and Button Mushrooms, c. 1660

Jan van Kessel the Elder, Insects on a Stone Slab, c. 1660-70

Jan van Kessel the Elder, Insects on a Stone Slab, c. 1660-70

Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh, Still Life with Tulips, Crocuses, Primroses, and Other Flowers in a Vase on a Stone Plinth with Shells, 17th century

Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh, Still Life with Tulips, Crocuses, Primroses, and Other Flowers in a Vase on a Stone Plinth with Shells, 17th century

Jacques Stella, The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen, c. 1623

Jacques Stella, The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen, c. 1623

Adam Elsheimer, The Stoning of Saint Stephen, 1603-4

Adam Elsheimer, The Stoning of Saint Stephen, 1603-4

Willem van Aelst, A Still Life with Grapes, Plums, Figs and a Melon on a Partly Draped Stone Ledge, 1653

Willem van Aelst, A Still Life with Grapes, Plums, Figs and a Melon on a Partly Draped Stone Ledge, 1653

Giovanni da San Giovanni (Giovanni Mannozzi), Hell, c. 1634

Giovanni da San Giovanni (Giovanni Mannozzi), Hell, c. 1634

Jacopo Ligozzi, Table of Flowers, 1617-9

Jacopo Ligozzi, Table of Flowers, 1617-9

Jacques Stella, Jacob’s Ladder, c. 1650, oil on onyx 
The French artist Jacques Stella (1597-1657) may have acquired his taste for painting on precious stones while he lived in Florence (1619-1622/23), Europe’s major center for the manufacturing of semiprecious stones, or pietre dure. Even after his subsequent move to Rome, he acquired notoriety for such compositions as Jacob’s Ladder, a painting that adroitly incorporates the veining of the stone into the artist’s composition.

Jacques Stella, Jacob’s Ladder, c. 1650, oil on onyx 

The French artist Jacques Stella (1597-1657) may have acquired his taste for painting on precious stones while he lived in Florence (1619-1622/23), Europe’s major center for the manufacturing of semiprecious stones, or pietre dure. Even after his subsequent move to Rome, he acquired notoriety for such compositions as Jacob’s Ladder, a painting that adroitly incorporates the veining of the stone into the artist’s composition.