Liz Berise

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Paintings in Stone: The Art of Pietre Dure

June 21st, 2013

A jeweler’s precision and an artist’s eye make pietre dure one of the most fascinating techniques in decorative arts. Even more remarkable is that the process has remained mostly unchanged throughout the centuries. Artisans from the 16th century and those from 20th century have engaged in this lengthy and imaginative sequence, which results in intricate […]

The Spirited Style of Art Nouveau

July 25th, 2012

As one of the more recognizable movements in art and design, Art Nouveau is pervasive in visual culture even today. The sinewy line of flora, the interpretation of the exotic and the flourish of a bold typeface all typify this imaginative style of art, architecture and decorative arts. From the most famous examples – Hector […]