Space Fresco - Carbon Based Life + Carbon Based Art It's a Rock. But it's Art. And it's in Space.
Fresco School and iLia Anossov, announces the next stage of the ambitious project "to have a true Fresco being painted in every town", by literally reaching for the stars - by launching the first ever artwork, a true fresco, into space.
Fresco is a carbon-based medium with natural pigment bound within calcium carbonate, which is a rock, able to withstand the rigors of space and time. Carbon is the backbone of all known naturally occurring life on the planet Earth. Thus, as Anossov says ..."Fresco as a carbon-based art becomes a true symbol not only of the Homo Sapience as creators, but of the life form on our Planet at large."
While launching fresco into space is a symbol of our intelligent life on our Blue Planet, it is also a symbol of our culture at large - people regardless of race, nationality, time; a symbol of our creative spirit since the beginning of time.
Fresco Painting Workshop Schedule at the Fresco School - Fall 2012
With the upcoming release of the final volumes of the "Buon Fresco Foundations DVD Tutorials" Set, new professional fresco workshops have been developed and now open for enrollment. Fresco School schedule for the Fall of 2012 begins with the:
BYZANTINE FRESCO TECHNIQUES - September 20-23rd 2012
4-day Professional Buon Fresco Workshop
First True (buon) Fresco Course Approved for Interior Designers
IDCEC has approved the course "True (Buon) Fresco: Introduction for Interior Designers" developed by Fresco School for CEU credit.
The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) has approved the course titled "True (Buon) Fresco: Introduction for Interior Designers" for Continuing Education credit.
This 1 hour and 15 minute course explains the meaning of true (buon) fresco and dispels misconceptions about this form of art. During the course the participants will learn about the 40-thousand year history of fresco and see famous fresco examples from different cultures. They will learn about fresco styles and have a clear understanding of fresco techniques. They will learn foundational differences between classic lime plasters, including fresco, and imitation techniques, such as modified acrylic based plaster imitations.
Malibu Fresco painting - interview with iLia Anossov (fresco)
The 'Before and After'... In Reverse..."We plastered and painted in true fresco every wall and ceiling in this house, years then decades, then centuries have passed and there were only a few frescoes left. We had to come back and plaster and paint again and again and again over the old ones and over the new that became old themselves. Now, centuries later, there are just a few left worn out in most places all the way down to the horse-haired, volcanic ash plaster."
A Malibu beach-front retreat built by art collector, designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro has "the look, age and aura of a very old, windswept structure from the Mediterranean or the Aegean."
All walls in the house are sheathed in frescoed plaster and partially covered by the Renaissance-style frescoes created by fresco artist iLia Anossov, founder of Fresco School in Los Angeles. iLia, one of very few artists in the world who can be considered masters of the art of fresco painting, has shared some of the inspiration and techniques he used while working on this project.
During 1971 early Los Angeles street artist Kent Twitchell painted his
first realistic mural. He called it "Steve McQueen Monument" and
pictures of it began appearing in newspapers everywhere, a two-story
cool blue phantom coming out of a house a few blocks west (12th Street
and Union Avenue) of Downtown Los Angeles.