ROMAN FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists
11th - 15th May 2020 | Carey Mortimer and Olivia Irvine.
This unique course explores the Roman fresco technique, as exemplified in Pompeii, which differs from that used by the Renaissance painters. Using layers of lime and marble dust plaster, pigments and beeswax the Romans created their highly polished wall paintings. The style is delicate and unlaboured.
Starting with a presentation on Roman wall painting the course will continue will practical work. Each student will work on several tiles and panels learning how to build up thin, polished layers of colour. This beautiful and particular technique will appeal to contemporary and traditional artists alike.
A selection of books is available to the students showing examples of ancient Roman, medieval and contemporary painting.
Travel and accommodation to be arranged by students.