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Gilding and furniture restoration

  • with Barbara & Luca Spini
  • Scandicci, Italy
  • courses
Gilding and furniture restoration with Barbara & Luca Spini
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3 hours 4 days

Learn the ancient art of gilding

3 hours 2-8 people80 euros per person

Gilding was a widespread technique in medieval art, where the gold leaf was used in paintings on wooden boards, to enhance the visual effect of the halos of saints, or the glow of the sun. Gold’s resistance to corrosion has allowed pieces to last over centuries. During the workshop, participants will have a go at decorating a little frame, grasping the complexity and sophistication of this ancient craft. Only 3 hours, it is just long enough to appreciate this unique craft.

Italian, English, French, German, Russian
By appointment only
+39 055751304

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