SCAGLIOLA: A Little history
Everything began in the XV and XVI century in Bavaria and Florence. There, to decorate palaces and churches, architects did not skimp on marble, whether in panels, pilasters or columns. So much so that the material is missing. Artisans then mixed plaster and pigments with degraded, veins and inlays, the poncèrent and the so-so dexterity that the imitation was perfect.
During his visit to Florence, Maximilian I was impressed by the gems that decorated the Medici chapels. He thus instructed Blasius to cover the walls of his chapel with marbled and inlaid Scagliola. It can therefore be said that the Scagliola, also called Stuccomarmo, was born from a desire to imitate the most precious materials. Moreover, more malleable, the artisans could colour it and decline it at their own whim.
Nowadays, specialists sometimes have trouble distinguishing marble from stucco-marble scagliola so much imitation is perfect!
The artists of Carpi become famous for their magnificent inlay of white on a black background that we see on the front of the altars of the churches, as well as for their incredible colourful inlays fondant delicately from one color to the other, Representative of incredible spirals of acanthus leaves of typically baroque inspiration