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Scarpelli Mosaici

A stone’s throw from the cathedral, Renzo Scarpelli and his son Leonardo keep the centuries-old technique of the Florentine commesso alive, which flourished in 16th-century Florence, carrying out their work under the curious eyes of their visitors. The two masters, amongst the few who still practice this art, personally collect the stones. They retrace the same steps as the Medici-era artisans, transforming the hues and varieties of the stones to craft the most diverse subjects, from a view of the Ponte Vecchio to a vase of spring blooms. These veritable stone paintings convey stunning expressiveness and pictorial delicateness and are used to decorate walls, tables and jewellery pieces.

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