07 Oct Arte Mariani, art for everyone
A solution to meet the needs of those who want a certified artistic reproduction in their home, but cannot afford an original.
The new ArteMariani collection, which we discussed in previous articles, was a big hit at the latest Milan fair. This is a real innovation for the Brescian company that specialises in authentic frescoes.
We had a chat with the Mariani brothers to find out how the collection was born and how it differs from what they have been doing up to now.
What is the style of ArteMariani?
The classic collection has been joined by brand new subjects with a contemporary style that appeal to a younger clientele and offer new home decorating solutions.
What is the execution technique?
While traditional frescoes, the heart of our production, are created one by one with the authentic “strappo” method, the ArteMariani works are replicas made in a numbered series with an innovative technique, using canvases with a frescoed base applied by hand.
Therefore, it starts with a unique hand-painted model that is used to create the subsequent works, which are a faithful reproduction of the original?
That’s right. The canvas on which the image is transferred is always prepared by hand with a gypsum base coat. The material effect is very impressive.
Are the works finished by hand?
Yes. Some subjects also come in gold or silver versions with manual leaf application and possibly an “antique” or “mecca” finish.
These works are therefore more accessible, even in terms of price, than an authentic strappo fresco painting?
Of course, although the artistic care is always the same on all our works.
However, Mariani Affreschi is still your historical brand?
Our artistic laboratory, which creates authentic hand-painted frescoes by art masters every day, will continue to create exclusive custom-made works for satisfying any type of personalisation request.
Frescoes for villas, ceilings, wall panelling, pools, public areas: we work in Italy and all over the world to promote the value of the authentic Italian artistic tradition loved by art lovers everywhere.