15 Nov ANCIENT ROMAN BATHS IN A FRESCO FOR THE BATHROOM
FRESCO AS AN INTERIOR DESIGN’S SOLUTION
Fresco art is known throughout the world for its ancient origins and natural colours. Despite the passing of the centuries, this ancient art form has left indelible testimonies thanks to its colour resistance to external factors such as temperature, light and moisture.
Therefore, a fresco is the perfect choice to decorate humid environments (such as private bathrooms, spas and wellness areas) and a guarantee for interior designers. Mariani Affreschi artists can also customise a fresco painting in accordance with the customer’s tastes.
In this article we present an interior solution designed for a private bathroom, consisting of a custom-sized fresco created to decorate the wall of a hot tub.
TECHNIQUE OF REALIZATION
The fresco was hand painted in the Mariani Affreschi laboratory by an Art Master according to the ancient technique of painting on wet plaster using lime and natural earths. Technicians of the Brescian Company then removed the fresco from the wall and transferred it onto a canvas using the “Calicot” method. This allows the fresco to be rolled up and shipped to the customer’s home, where an applicator can glue it to the wall.
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STYLE OF THE BATHROOM
The traditional neoclassical style is one of the styles that best suits a contemporary setting. In this bathroom, it creates an environment with clean, basic lines, but with an elegant and eclectic aplomb, that reveals a whimsical and refined character.
In a rather modern way, the composition evokes classicism: the fresco, inspired by the work of the Dutch artist, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), depicts a group of women at the ancient Roman baths. It goes beautifully with the ornamental setting and language of the décor, such as the plaster column that pays homage to Athens and its Gods.
The neoclassical style is also found in the details, primarily, in the artist’s choice to “exclude colours” from the work. In fact, the room is dominated by white walls, ceilings and stylish details, which contrast beautifully with the absolute black of the horizontal surfaces and some details of the fresco.