Black Sgraffito Fresco 002 – Buon Fresco – 16X16 on ceramic tile, Renaissance Collection.
An original study for the “Sgraffito Installation” by iLia Fresco, 2013.
Antique White designer frame is included – Framed Size 24X24 inches, frame thickness 1 1/2 inch.
Available as Limited Edition Artist Signed Fine Art Print
Sgraffito (Italian: [zɡrafˈfiːto]; plural: sgraffiti; sometimes spelled scraffito) is an art technique, practiced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors and then scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer(s).
Sgraffito on walls has been used in Europe since classical times, it was popularized in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries and later in Austria, Germany and Eastern Europe, specifically Poland and Czech. Also sgraffito can be found in African art. In combination with ornamental decoration these techniques formed an alternative to the prevailing painting of walls. The technical procedures are similar to the painting of frescoes.