In the heart of Florence, thanks to the lesson of master Renzo Scarpelli and the work of his son Leonardo, the precious tradition of mosaic in semi-precious stone lives on, a tradition with roots in the Renaissance. To paint with stones requires great skill in finding the right elements and their colour tone, technical skill in cutting, filing and in pasting. All these stages are still carried out according to antique procedures in the Scarpelli workshop. Many of the works come from the masters’ inspiration, but the workshop can also create items requested by the customers, creating customized pieces.
Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Sunday, by appointment
Via Ricasoli, 59/r, Firenze, FI, Italia - +39 055 212587 - http://www.scarpellimosaici.it
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in painting, Lituana di Sabatino later became particularly passionate about the art of mosaics and commesso fiorentino, training at the workshop of master Roberto Marrucci. In 2008 she opened the workshop La Nuova Musiva just outside Florence, followed in 2009 by the opening of the workshop-shop […]
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