Interi has established a large collection of original 18th century Italian spolvero prints. Each one was used to print a design onto walls in order to create frescoes and wall art in historic, prestigious homes.

Spolvero is an artistic method of transferring a design from a print to the prepared surface of a canvas, panel, or wall. Holes are punched along the outlines of the original design followed by "pouncing" which is the application of powdered pigments that leaves a series of dots to create the tracing for the piece. This is then placed over the surface to be painted. This technique was initially developed in order to replicate recurring patterns or create frescoes and paintings. It was widely used in the 15th century during the Renaissance and many famous Italian artists used this technique including Leonardo Da Vinci. He even used this method to create The Mona Lisa.

Interi now presents the spolvero prints in two forms - displaying the originals and also showing the prints transferred onto canvas through the giclée method and framed with 18th century Italian fragments, precious gems, and other elements. Although these were once used as a design method, the spolvero prints have become a work of art in their own right. Through presenting the collection, the pieces continue to preserve the history and significance of this Renaissance technique while also creating works of art to grace any wall or space.

Custom Orders

You can order custom solvero pieces via our custom orders page located here