Friday, March 30, 2012

Salon 2012-Hamburg, Germany

(Marco Massimiani)
Salon 2012 just concluded in Hamburg, Germany. Salon is a prestigious gathering of international decorative artisans that gather once a year to celebrate decorative ornamentation. (Decorative artists are eommonly used to embellish the walls and ceilings of prominent buildings.)

Artist work on a panel they will exhibit usually featuring faux marble or wood graining techniques sometimes combined with other decorative ornament.
The exhibits were under a glass ceiling complete with classic music to set the mood.

The faux marble, arabesques and wood graining panels shown brilliant in the sun.

The purpose of salon is to share ideas and pass on age old techniques to the next generation of artisans...

Trompe l'oeil is also prominent for subject matter of the panels. (French artist -Julien Gautier)

...and the occasional tulip by one of the Dutch artists(Michiel Van de Laar)....they paint them so well!

Pierre Finkelstein did a wonderful arabesque with a tortoise theme.

Natali Hallberg of Sweden working on a panel.

Yaeko Kurimata' panel included a dragon . Yaeko would have hosted this year's Salon in Tokyo but;  due to the tsunami, will host in 2013.

To submit a panel, one must be judged and only the best make it to be exhibited. This beautiful arabesque is by Lo Spazio Dipinto-Caterina Manisco

Special thanks to Leslie and Nicola Vigini of Vigini Studios who graciously shared their photos so we could see this incredible art!


Unknown said...

Beautiful....a lost art. I just visited your website Theresa, wonderful is all I can say. I love all the photos, your work is lovely and inspiring! Hugs~Penny

Karena said...

Theresa these works of art are exquisite!! I love the creativity and inspired designs incorporated! Thank you so much for sharing!

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MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

Their talent is amazing...and to be willing to pass on their artistic genius to others, bravo!

The blue in the trompe l'oeil is glorius.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Theresa - This show must be so inspiring, and I can see that the architectural detail of the setting is a great counterpart to the paintings. The image of the tiled panel with the brilliant blue border would work very nicely in my house, I think!

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

Their talent is amazing...I had to view more than once. And, to be willing to pass on their genius to future artisans...Bravo!

WOW...the color in the trompe l'oeil.

Ornate Ceilings and Walls said...

Beautiful work. Such creativity and expression is a joy to see. Thank you for posting the photo's.

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