The Road to Calvary (Detail) by Giotto, Italian-Made Fresco Reproduction on Plaster, 6 inches x 7 ¾ inches x 3/8 inches
Giotto di Bondone , better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence. He is considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. The original fresco was completed in 1305 and is located in the Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, Padua, Italy. Our fresco reproduction shows a detail of the original. Our fresco reproductions are done while the mortar is still wet so that the pigments, drying with the mortar, become permanently incorporated in it. PHOTOS: Opera singer Pavarotti with one of our fresco reproductions; Pope Benedict receiving a fresco reproduction from our director; reproduction of a large fresco we reproduced commissioned by the city of San Francisco; the type and thickness of the plaster we use for our reproductions; metal stand included in each box; back; hook. All frescoes have a wall hook on the back. This fresco also comes in a smaller size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 3/8 inches) and is listed separately. OUR TECHNIQUE: We reproduce paintings by means of the pictography technique. This method enables us to make reproductions with the same characteristics as a painting. We are located near Perugia (Italy), in Umbria, in the Upper Tiber Valley. Years of research and experimentation in the field of painting and restoration have enable us to return with great precision to the materials and methods used by the masters of the Renaissance to make reproductions on plaster. For these fresco type reproductions we use the same type of mortar mix which Giotto used for his mural paintings. This is a mortar free of salts and alkalis which would contribute to deterioration and corrosion over time. Each reproduction is done individually with the final touches made by expert painters who are all Italian art academy graduates. Every reproduction is accompanied by a certificate attesting to the originality of the materials and methods used to create it.