New Mural Fresco Painting

Chiusi Mural Fresco Painting

Throughout classical antiquity , the Renaissance and Baroque eras and for centuries afterward, fresco was the traditional medium for murals. That said, from the 16th-century onwards, mural painters also used oil on canvas which was then fixed to the wall surface. The extra convenience was often cancelled out by a dullness of colour and more rapid deterioration. Today, while fresco still gives the best results, especially for indoor wall paintings, murals are mostly painted in oils, temperar polymer colours.

Fresco is a method, where paint is applied onto freshly plastered walls or ceilings. There are three variants. “Buon” fresco involves painting in pigment combined with water on a thin layer of wet plaster, or lime mortar. “A Secco” fresco involves using dry plaster, except in this case a binding medium, like egg, glue or oil is needed to fix the pigment into the plaster. “Mezzo-fresco” involves painting onto almost-dry plaster – traditionally defined as firm enough not to leave thumb-prints – in a way that the colour pigments only penetrate slightly into the drying plaster. By the end of the 16th century this method had mostly replaced the buon fresco technique.

We decided to do it in the traditional way, using pigments onto the fresh plaster in a way the paint gets part of the material and the wall. About the subject, we started to think and design it a couple of months ago, according with Daniele Barbi and his wife Brigitte, very close friends, clients and owners of the house. They have already a fresco mural painting in his house at Trier as well a private collection of our operas. You may see their outside fresco mural painting in Germany here

In the pictures you can see the elements we choose, some vases from the Chiusi Etruscan museum, our tuscany cypresses along a landscape of the valley with the lake of Chiusi, in first sight the “Bordeaux Giulia Alfa Romeo”, which has been in the family since the seventies.




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