Limoges enamels

09 April, 2023 14:00

🔥 Limoges is famous for its porcelain, but did you know that it is also the capital of the arts of firing? The reason is a long and tradition of enamel craftsmanship, stained glass, porcelain of course and more recently technical ceramics. But let's go back to the origins! After the champlevé enamels developed in the Middle Ages, the art of painted enamel on copper boomed during the Renaissance. Obtained from metallic oxides, the colors are applied on a white background with a black undercoat. Traced with a needle, the drawing reveals by transparence while gold highlights emphasize the decorative details. At this time, great lines of artists appear such as the Limosins, the Penicauds or the Reymonds. Their mastery and success made the golden age of Limoges workshops happen ✨ Liturgical productions dominated at first, then came the ceremonial objects such as crockery, created for the greatest pleasure of the king. These wonderful and much sought-after objects can be seen in the sublime collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Limoges.

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Because the French art of living is the envy of the world, what better way than with porcelain to introduce you to the teeming world of the table... Contribute with L'Institut Bernardaud to reenchanting this convivial and so precious moment of the meal by following our various workshops and conferences. A program with a creative approach and open to the world to live an exciting adventure at the crossroads of gastronomy, art, history or decoration.


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