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Les Scailleteux

The Slate Workers

Georges-Armand Favaudon
1988

Fumay /  Les Scailleteux   Fumay /  Les Scailleteux

Description

Mural artwork depicting eight slate workers and represents the different stages of the work with slate. It is a bas relief affixed to a retaining wall. The workers are made of reinforced concrete and the background is made of slate and Givet limestone.

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NB. On the both signs therefore and most website this mural artwork is called a "fresco" ("fresque" in French). A fresco is however a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid, or wet lime plaster, which is here not the case .

Inscription(s)

LES SCAILLETEUX
FRESQUE RENDANT HOMMAGE
aux ARDOISIERS de
FUMAY
Réalisation: G.A. FAVAUDON
DON: du BUREAU de TOURISME
FRESQUE Andre JORIS
PRESIDENT FONDATEUR
DU
BUREAU DE TOURISME
DE
FUMAY

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Item Code: frca030; Photograph: 25 May 2019
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