17 Jun A “tailor made” fresco to decorate your ceiling
Are you decorating your home and would like to add an artistic touch to your ceiling, but think a fresco is too problematic in terms of time and space? Then think again. Any doubts will be laid to rest by the project shown, created for a private customer in Switzerland.
“The customer,” explains Alberto Mariani, “a family passionately fond of Italian art, is decorating their splendid residence and asked us to create a fresco inspired by Sebastiano Ricci’s “Punishment of Cupid”. Our team of artists produced the work in our laboratory, which took around a month, and then brought the fresco to the customer’s house”.
The Mariani Affreschi artist during the frescoing phase. The partial fresco plastering of the wall can be seen
The results were truly amazing. A beautiful fresco created by Mariani’s artistic care and technical expertise.
The images show the various phases of the work involving application of the plaster one section at a time, just like the authentic fresco technique, which guarantees the unique aspect of the work.
The difficulty of the work calls for the artist to work upside down to execute the authentic fresco method
“The technical times,” explains Mariani, “required one week of pure execution, plastering a section of the work each day. In four weeks the fresco was ready and, after the “strappo su tela” (stripping onto a canvas), our technicians took it to the customer’s home for gluing to the ceiling. The fresco was cut to fit inside a plaster frame”.
The marvellous Swiss residence now has a captivating scene that offers those who live there new views and emotions.
A canvas is placed on the fresco and then stripped, creating a negative image of the painting. It is then transferred to the “positive” on a second canvas
The finished work before installation
The fresco glued to the ceiling and cut to fit the plaster frame inside the customer’s home