I Capture The Beauty Of Paintings And Frescoes Which I Find In Abandoned Places In Italy
Photographing abandoned buildings in Italy is always a pleasure. This country has a special place in my heart, and it is my favorite country to visit. In the past couple of years, I’ve regularly visited Italy to photograph the amazing architecture of abandoned houses from North to South. During my architecture photography trips, I also gathered a collection of photos of breathtaking paintings and drawings in or on the abandoned buildings. Some of these beautiful paintings even cover the whole room, including the ceiling.
Some of the wall artworks in these photos are described as frescoes. Fresco is a technique where freshly laid, or wet lime plaster, is painted. Water is used to ‘transport’ the dry-powder pigment to merge with the plaster, and while the plaster is setting it becomes an integral part of the wall. The resulting wall paintings are stunning.
When looking at some of the wall murals I discovered, you can see the high level of craftsmanship. They look amazing and very detailed, even in this state of decay of the abandoned places. In the next years that I’ll be visiting Italy, I’ll make sure to continue photographing the unique artworks I find in abandoned buildings.