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Ornamentalist during the reign of Louis XIV, Jean I Berain (1640-1711) reinterpreted in an original way the grotesque of the Renaissance which then took the name of arabesque. He published many prints and a collection of engravings that will allow the dissemination of this fanciful style calleddecor Berainthat we find in particular on the decorations of ceramics in France: Rouen, Marseilles, Moustiers.

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