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Carved and/or Painted into wet plaster before it cures and dries.
Offered unframed on birch panel or framed on ceramic tile
(Classic Sizes 16"x16", 24"x24", 32"x32", max 48"x48")
Sgraffito Fresco Portraits can be really big, but still need to be carved and painted in one day while the plaster is wet:
"Brigitte" - Sgraffito Fresco by iLia Anossov (fresco) 2018, Beverly Hills, California
What is Sgraffito Fresco?
Sgraffito (Italian: [zɡrafˈfiːto]; plural: sgraffiti; sometimes spelled scraffito) is a technique either of wall decor, produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors to a moistened surface, and then in either case scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer. Sgraffito and sgraffiti come from the Italian word graffiare (“to scratch”), ultimately from the Greek γράφειν (gráphein, “to write”). Related terms include graffito and graffiti. – click here for introduction to sgraffito fresco history and facts.
What is Fresco Painting?
What is Fresco? Affresco ( In English usage, “fresco” ), Buon Fresco (true fresco). Painting done on freshly laid wet plaster with pigments dissolved in lime water.
As both dry they become completely integrated. In true fresco (ital. – buon fresco) the artist must start applying his colors on the wet (or fresco) intonaco as soon as it has been prepared and laid on the wall. The colors can thus be absorbed by the wet plaster. When it dries and hardens, the colors become one with plaster.