20 Mar Wonderful Venice in a fresco
Venice is everyone’s dream…..strolling through the charming laneways, visiting palaces and buildings, stopping for a coffee in St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco). This special fresco painting brings alive the dream of Venice, adding a touch of wonder and magic to any home.
“This work was specifically custom-made, “explains Alberto Mariani, “for a client in St. Petersburg, ‘Decorazio,’ an interior design company that specialises in luxury residential projects”.
“The client commissioned Mariani Affreschi to create a view of St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) in Venice, based on the original painting of “St. Mark’s and the Doge’s Palace” (1845) by Carlo Grubacs, one of the main protagonists of the Venetian landscape painting scene post Canaletto and Guardi.
The fresco is quite large, measuring 170 x 309 centimetres, and was created to decorate a corridor in a prestigious apartment. Framed by plaster cornices, the effect is truly captivating and gives the illusion of windows looking out onto the “sky of Venice”.
The result is stunning and visually enjoyable, but also useful because it enhances the sense of space. “The fresco was delivered rolled up and ready to be glued onto the wall by a professional decorator” explains Alberto Mariani, “using materials and instructions provided by us”.
The entire project, from the preliminary sketches through to the creation of the work – developed in close collaboration with the client’s designers – was carried out by Mariani artists, who prepared the fresco in the workshop and then sent it ready to be applied on the wall.