Rockin’ the Renaissance: When painting on stone became fine art | Arts and theater

[ad_1] ​Prehistoric paintings survive on cave walls. And today, charming rocks decorated to look like turtles or ladybugs turn up under trees or on window sills. The St. Louis Art Museum’s new stone extravaganza, though, may be less known than either of those artifacts. Starting in Renaissance Rome, fine art was painted on dark slate …

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