Marbling and imitation wood

In the Baroque period, marble imitations were often used as decorative effects. Color contrasts were used without imitating a specific type of stone. The aim was to create an impressive impression. These marble imitations were carried out using water-based techniques (glue-bound, lime or casein paints) as well as oil paint techniques.
Imitation wood developed significantly in France at the end of the 17th century and always had the intention of replicating nature. Marble imitations, on the other hand, leave more room for imagination and reached a level of perfection in the Baroque period that they never regained. Shapes and colors in particular came from pure imagination. Whether oak grain, beech or mahogany - we imitate every type of wood.
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