Nefertiti

Posted: May 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Nefertiti, the wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, was the most renowned Great Royal Wife of all 31 Egyptian dynasties. Her bust, found during the excavation of the studio of famous royal sculptor Thutmose, is one of the greatest finds of ancient Egypt.

The bust was discovered in 1912 by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt, about 275 km south of Cairo in 1912, and it was taken to Germany the following year. It consists of a limestone core covered in layers of stucco of varying thickness. Using computed tomography imaging to study the priceless bust, researchers have uncovered a delicately carved face in the limestone inner core and gained new insights into methods used to create the ancient masterpiece. Thin-section CT was able to provide detailed images of the inner structure in a completely nondestructive manner and showed the limestone core to be not just a mold, but a skillfully rendered work of art.

Egypt has repeatedly asked that the 3,400-year-old bust be returned from Germany, where it is exhibited at the Berlin Museum, but the requests have so far been rejected.

Source: http://www.artknowledgenews.com/

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The Creation of Adam

Posted: March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

Speaking of frescoes, here’s a famous one. If you follow our blog, you are familiar with the Tattoowall and all that it can do.  We took one of the most iconic images in Western Culture and put it on canvas…

And then embellished it.


This is the piece on canvas during the embellishment process.
Such is the versatility of the Tattoowall. You can capture any part of an image and make it a painting.

Churches or Galleries?

Posted: March 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Churches have always been repositories of astounding works of art, but at times they are the works of art themselves.  They can also provide great inspiration for décor, and their frescoes can be reproduced easily today with the Tattoowall.

The gilded cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral

Some churches are famous for their façades and exterior embellishments. The 18th-century Havana Cathedral is renowned for its beauty. It has been called “music cast into stone.”

Others are revered by the art they contain, the legendary Michelangelo frescos in the Sistine Chapel being the most egregious example.


But even lesser known churches can be veritable galleries of inspiring pieces of art. The Visconti Chapel in Milan, contains frescos of the coats of arms of the House of Visconti (circa 1375) and the Legend of Saint George by an anonymous painter.

And some churches have so much art inside, they become museums. The Vatican Museums boast one of the world’s greatest art collections, all housed in a series of lavishly adorned palaces, apartments, and galleries leading to the Sistine Chapel.

Source: Artnews

Tattoowall samples

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

These samples show the versatility of the Tattoowall on any kind of substrate. We wanted to show you these floor and wall samples. The results are astounding!

WALLS:

White Venetian Plaster, Silver / Gold Top Coat, distressed finish, tinted acrylic glaze applied for antique patina.

White Venetian Plaster, Silver / Gold Top Coat, distressed finish, sealer applied.

Spacco sanded for distressed finish,  sealer applied.

Spacco sanded for distressed finish, tinted acrylic glaze applied for antique patina.

FLOORS

Jewel Stone, tinted acrylic glaze applied, distressed finish. Gold Leaf outline distressed / sealer applied.

Jewel Stone, tinted acrylic glaze, distressed finish. Silver leaf outline distressed / sealer applied.

Tattoowall and surfaces

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

The following pictures lets you see how the Tattoowall adheres to any surface or substrate, no matter how rough or uneven, without distorting or losing the image.


Last week we posted the Louvre,  one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited museum in the world and a historic monument.

Today we have a few more examples of leading museums in both content and beauty. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow is loved by locals and tourists alike. It vies with Edinburgh Castle to be Scotland’s most popular attraction, and is, by some margin, the most visited museum in the United Kingdom outside London.  The museum closed during World War II and its most valuable items were scattered, a fortuitous decision, when a German bomb detonated close by and caused significant damage to the building. The Kelvingrove reopened soon after the war ended and remained massively popular.

Casa Milà in Barcelona, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for ‘The Quarry’), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1905–1910, being considered officially completed in 1912. It has just inaugurated an exhibition of more than 120 works of art by French artist Aristide Maillol.

Source: Art News

New class

Posted: March 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Masters Academy is offering a one-day Tattoowall applicator’s course on March 16th. Learn how to add a new dimension to your business! To sign-up, just send us a message.