“Alchemy of colours”, scagliola’s art gallery in Florence
“Alchemy of colours: scagliola’s art” will take place until 6th January 2013 in Florence, at Spazio Mostre of Cassa di Risparmio. This exhibition retraces history and masterpieces of the ancient technique called “scagliola”, used for building and sacred art.
“Scagliola” or “mèschia” is realized by a mixture of chalk, glue and water to create a soft dough. Once it is dry, craftsmen decorate it with drawings, and give life to unique manufactured products.
Used since antiquity, “scagliola” is a part of Florentine art heritage thanks to Bianco Bianchi, a craftsman devoted to this technique. His teachings are now carried forward by his son Alessandro and his daughter Elisabetta. The exhibition is composed by 130 handiworks collected by Bianchi. Beside many period pieces there will be artistic works by Alessandro and Elisabetta and an educational area for students.
Florence, universally known as cradle of art and culture, is the best place to spend a winter full of colours; book in one of the hotels located in the heart of this beautiful city.