18th century Italian spolvero fresco pattern printed onto canvas and framed with an antique wood frame.

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 has established a large collection of original 18th and 19th 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. Now this spolvero print is presented and transferred onto canvas through the giclée method and framed with the antique frame. Giclée is a fine art method that originated in France that galleries and artists use to create a print.

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 each also creates a one of a kind work of art.

Size: 43" wide x 30" high x 1" deep