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NeoClassico

May 16, 2014 by

La pratica che si fa con lo studio di molti anni in disegnando è il vero lume del disegno e quello che fa gli uomini eccellentissimi. (Giorgio Vasari) Neoclassical Vault Ceiling Decoration Angle Trompe l’Oile Mythology Detail Golden Octagon Dome Golden Octagon Dome Wreath Angle Octagonal Dome Ceiling. Neoclassical Style Main Hall Dome and Ceiling Ceiling Wreath Flowers Detail Ceiling Rose Texture Soffitto Ceiling...

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New Gothic & Medieval
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“To the affectionate fantasy that art made me idol and monarch I know well it was in error laden and that every man against his will desires “ (Michelangelo Buonarroti) LIFandE for the preservation of historical heritage. In the heart of Europe, under the strict supervision of the Italian Superintendent for Fine Arts, in full respect of that International Gothic style that delineates unequivocally...

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Trompe l’Oeil
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If the painter wants to see beauties that shall fall him in love, he’s the lord in generating them… And if he wants to create deserted places, shady forests or hazy in warm times, he will figure them; like so he will create warm places in cold times … he is their lord and god. (Leonardo da Vinci – Treatise on Painting) Trompe l’Oeil: from...

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Mediterranean Styles
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Art is not about representing something new, but to represent with novelty. 
(Ugo Foscolo) Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Egyptian and Venetian Style: the Mediterranean. LIFandE has signed the mural decoration and trompe l’oeil of ceilings and walls for Hotels, Resorts and private mansions: overlooking the sea. The great Mediterranean civilizations then, jointed by their aesthetic / decorative stylistic features and by the common pursuit of Beauty...

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Ceilings
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Ceilings

May 12, 2014 by

“… I lose myself in bizarre dreams facing the spectacle of my painting and I sink myself into reflections on the science of painting and on the great mystery of art. “ (Giorgio de Chirico) Painting a ceiling is not straightforward. To look up to a LIFandE ceiling becomes a real life experience. These are manufactures which do not need comments. Shown below, some images...

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Domes
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Domes

May 11, 2014 by

The egregious spirits would …not avoid to any effort, though serious, to bring their works to that perfection, that made them beautiful, marvelous in the whole world … (Giogio Vasari – The Lives – Of other Italian authors)   The dome or cupola is a symbol of the heaven’s sky,which hosts the axis of the world and a perfect miniature of the universe, in...

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Art Deco’
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For there is no art where there is no style, and there is no style where there is no unity and unity is of the individual. (Oscar Wilde) LIFandE offers to its prestigious customers the refined decorations that were typical in the early decades of the twentieth century. Characterized by the use of materials such as aluminum, steel, lacqueror wood marquetry and by a...

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Art Nouveau
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“One has to make his own life like a work of art is done. …The true superiority is all here “ (Gabriele D’Annunzio)   LIFandE loves to take inspiration from naturein Art Nouveau style (Liberty). They love to study the structural elements, translating them into a dynamic and wavy line, with a fluid stroke. Plants, flowers, seasons, depicted as beautiful women. Thefigures seem to...

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Walls
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Walls

May 8, 2014 by

And in truth he had a very good knowledge of the method of painting on walls, which he did with very great facility… although he was scrupulously careful in the composition of his works. (Giogio Vasari – The Lives – Life of the Florentine painter Domenico Ghirlandaio) Elegant, imaginative and surprising are LIFandE walls. Auric shapes, styles, color effects, optical effects, antiqued, satin or trompe...

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Textures & Minimal Art
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It is the quality of the material that gives a measure of the degree of perfection in a work of art.  (Giorgio de Chirico) The search for new wall painting techniques in order to achieve a consistently innovative design is the new conquest of  LIFandE brand. Always taking advantage of the prestigious background of the Italian decorative tradition, with constant feedback from world famous...

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Boiserie
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Boiserie

May 6, 2014 by

“Round an apartment of the house of Giovanni Vespucci in the Via de’ Servi, …he made many pictures wich were enclosed by frames of walnut-wood, with many most lively and beautiful figures”. (Giogio Vasari – The Lives – Life of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli) The professional standards. LIFandE decorations on woodwork made with extremely precise color applications complete the environmentaccording to the professional...

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Work in Progress
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I’m here in great distress and with great fatigue of body, and I have no friends of any kind “… (Michelangelo Buonarroti) “The time spent is not seen, but you do see the finished work”  Purpose: To obtain a finished product on site. From on-site surveys to the project in the studio, going from lay-outs, plans, elevations, the graphical rendering … then the pounce...

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Details
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Details

May 4, 2014 by

“No human investigation can be called real science if it does not pass through the mathematical demonstrations” … (Leonardo da Vinci – Codex Atlanticus)  The innate artistic sensibility. The manual skills of  LIFandE were refined over time and are based on innate artistic sensibility. The result is a unique and personal gestural quality that endsinto accurate and masterly brush strokes. These images testify to the...

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Furniture Decorations
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“… What is in the universe in essence, presence or imagination,  he has it first in the mind,  and then in his hands and those are of such excellence,  that at the same time they generate a proportionate harmony in a single glance. “ (Leonardo da Vinci – Treatise on Painting) Wall closets, Boiserie, stained glass, cutting-edge designed furniture. Style, shape, materials and techniques,...

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New Romantic
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Pain makes the poet; but joy makes the painter.   (Camillo Boito) Living Romantic Feeling. Spirituality. Emotionality. Fantasy, Imagination. The New Romantic style signed by LIFandE can be found in flower arrangements, in garlands, in cameos, landscapes, in the Cantù laces that adorn the ceilings: elements that can be out of context at times but always in perfect harmony with the architectural environments. Itfinds its...

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Exotic
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Exotic

May 1, 2014 by

… Truly heaven sometimes sends us some that do not represent the humanity alone, but divinity itself, so that from her, as a model, we can approach with the spirit and excellence of the intellect to the highest places of heaven. “ (Giorgio Vasari – The Lives – The Life of Leonardo da Vinci, painter and sculptor)   Live Exotic Experience. LIFandE knows how...

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