GALLERY OF FAUX ART: [Laboratory of ZooM–Design...]
«... Toward the end of the week the plaster began to dry. The burnt lime recovered its carbonic acid from the air, fixing the colors. Michelangelo saw that his belief that the pigments sank into the wet plaster was a mistake: they remained on the surface, covered by a crystalline coating of carbonate of lime which fitted them the way the skin of a young athlete contains his flesh and blood. The entire panel now had a metallic luster which would protect the colors from heat, cold & moisture...»
Irving Stone, “The Agony and the Ecstasy”, Biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1961, William Collins Sons & Company, UK)
Venetian plaster, Tuscany textures, old world finishes … Once invented for simple memorizing these words became denominative. The entire world of decorative covering techniques and producers stands for these names. We work with all known materials and textures.
The natural materials, for example, stone and marble, were highly rated in wall decorating all the time. They were used in the most expensive interiors. A Venetian plaster, which consists of a marble and granite dust, slaked lime and dyers, allows creating the surprising realistic imitations of texture.
This interior decor technique got its name for wide application in Renaissance Venice, where palaces, castles and cathedrals were decorated with it. Venice evidently proved Venetian plaster durability, being practical and moisture resistant.
In our time chemical industry achievements added safety, ecological compatibility and possibility to draw on almost any surface. An imitation of natural texture is not the only visual Venetian plaster advantage. Wax covered, it creates the effect of picture depth and wall surface «clarity».