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!