16 Mar Medieval Art relives in the Mariani frescoes
The beauty and colours typical of the Middle Ages are proposed in the timeless art of fresco painting.
Villas, palazzos, ancient residences and castles are all places with a Medieval atmosphere where the Mariani company can intervene with professionalism, collaborating with some of the most acclaimed architects, such as Alessandro Dotti from Brescia, to propose frescoed scenes and subjects in line and in harmony with the surrounding context. The result is a colourful and dramatic work of art that is in no way inferior to the ancient frescoes of the 14th century.
The Middle Ages are often mistakenly painted as a dark age, pervaded by terror and fear, far from any ideal of beauty handed down over the centuries by the Greek-Roman civilisation, but we only have to look at the picturesque villages scattered throughout Italy to realise how much this vision is imbued with clichés.
The Middle Ages, instead, were a complex and multi-faceted historical period, lasting more than a millennium, which saw important technical inventions in the field of navigation and astronomy and the development of the Arts. It was a fervid age in which the most important cities competed to create increasingly beautiful cathedrals and the Arts & Crafts Corporations (associations founded in the 12th century) celebrated the importance of trade through artistic commissions which continued to develop throughout this period.
The result of the alternation of religious and secular subject-matters are the artistic and architectural masterpieces that we still see today and that the team of Mariani Affreschi masters of art can revive in contemporary frescoes.
When speaking of the Middle Ages, we cannot forget Giotto who was one of the first to introduce the perspective known as “herringbone.”
Our Artists know how to use this technique inextricably linked to Medieval frescoes, so that the lines of escape do not converge on a single point, but on various points arranged along an axis, thus overcoming the two-dimensional nature of Byzantine art and obtaining a greater realism in the composition of the figures, without, however, encroaching on the Renaissance perspective theories.
Medieval fresco depicting knights ready to go into battle
The history of art has shown us that each style has its own compositional rules and colours and we at Mariani Affreschi have the experience and expertise to follow them in order to provide you with a work of art consistent with the historical and artistic context that inspires you.
This artistic awareness is an enormous strength for the company and its collaborators, who leave nothing to chance or improvisation, scrupulously preparing every decorative project for your home with professionalism and passion.