REPRODUCTIONS OF TRADITIONAL CERAMIC FLOORS AND FRESCOS
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
the colors he has invented will only appear once out of the oven.
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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