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REPRODUCTIONS OF TRADITIONAL CERAMIC FLOORS AND FRESCOS

Background
During the XVIIITH century, we witnessed an exuberance of Baroque style ceramics with an abundance of frescos, columns and paving.

The majolica decorations of the Santa Chiara cloister in Naples are an excellent example of the ceramic makers' skill. As for the Fangi palace in Palermo, it sheiters spiendid ceramic floors.

For its reproductions, Farnese uses designs that are entireiy hand made from traditional models. Our private, one-of-a-kind collection has over 1000 motifs. Contrary to marble and stone where nature is mistress, the hand of Man is of utmost importance in ceramics, where he imagines his colors, creates his motifs, commits his very personality and plays with fire. For the decoration, the artist paints blindiy, adding coloring to white enamel:
the colors he has invented will only appear once out of the oven.

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Decorations

We were the first to offer reproductions of Italian frescos. And today we are still the oniy ones to have as many sumptuous designs in our collections. The florail and bucolic designs are the most widespread. Qne can also find remnants of the Italian Renaissance, Fiorentine masterpieces, Roman incunabula, homage to the Commedia dell'arte, as well as Moorish or "Iznik" inspirations.

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