29 Сен OVERSIZED FRESCOES, PAINTINGS AND PICTURES
Furnishing a home means carefully choosing the right elements to decorate our spaces. Furniture, textiles and lighting play a primary role, but the walls are also a fundamental part of our living spaces, essential to give a personal touch to the atmosphere in which we live.
For those who are lucky enough to live in a large home, these choices become even more important because the search for balance and elegance depends on the right combination of technology and design.
In particular, large walls can be personalised with mural decorations created directly on site, or by adding a piece of art that blends perfectly with the setting, without taking up the entire space. Whatever the choice, it is very important to rely on experienced professionals in the field of artistic decoration, because the larger the work, the more technical expertise is required. In this regard, it should be noted that there are many companies in the art market that produce small to medium sized paintings, while only a few artistic laboratories are able to create paintings and images of large dimensions.
FRESCO AS A SOLUTION
Mariani Affreschi is able to create works with various painting techniques, of which the fresco is one of the most popular. The “strappo” fresco technique allows transferring a wall painting from the laboratory by mounting it on a canvas and then shipping it to the customer in any location, even abroad. As we already know, fresco painting is a very ancient art form used to decorate very large surfaces. One of the most well-known examples is Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The expertise acquired by Mariani Affreschi over decades of producing and selling art works has allowed it to become a specialist in the execution of large frescoes and paintings.
These masters of fresco art and laboratory technicians are unique in the Italian art scene, making it possible to create oversized and imposing “customised” paintings mounted on suitable structures (frames or panels) which can then be placed in the customer’s home.
CRITICAL ASPECTS IN AN OVERSIZED PAINTING
Below are some of the most critical aspects in creating an oversized painting:
— Artistic execution: the painting of large surfaces requires absolute mastery of the painting technique in order to balance out the volumes, colours and proportions. The complexity increases considerably in the production of a fresco painting, because the execution times are very tight (the fresco is painted on fresh plaster, and must be completed before it dries);
— Canvas: it is difficult to find large-sized canvases. It is not an option to use more than one piece of canvas because the joins will remain visible, thus compromising the artistic result. Supplying an artwork on a single canvas requires the use of materials that are not readily available commercially;
— Frame or structure: fixing a large painting on a panel or frame is s very complicated process due to the choice of materials (which must be strong and light at the same time) and the mounting operation;
— Shipment: once the artwork has been completed, the logistics must be planned very carefully. The package must first take into consideration the characteristics of the painting to prevent any damage during transportation. It must be shipped by a trusted courier, coordinating logistics procedures to reduce unforeseen issues with delivery or transport. Finally, the producer must follow special customs procedures in case of exports, since it involves materials that are highly protected in a country of art like Italy.
If requested by the customer, or if the surfaces of the walls or ceilings are particularly large and irregular, Mariani Affreschi may send its team of artists directly to the customer’s premises so that the painting can be created directly on site.
In addition to frescoes for decorating homes, lofts and villas, over the years Mariani Affreschi has also produced large-scale artworks for restaurants, hotels, spas and prestigious meeting rooms. The photos below are some of these works, where Italian art adds value to interior design projects of the highest level, both classic and modern.