What’s the best way to capture the imagination of the guests of an Italian Theme Hotel?Create a Roman Spa complete with Faux Fresco Murals by Arteriors. In this hospitality venue bathers at Bellisimo Grande Hotel in North Stonington, Connecticut, practice the long standing tradition of swimming and relaxing alongside Roman Gods and Goddesses.
Arteriors’ hand-painted murals are faithful reproductions of frescoes found in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, Italy. In the year 79 AD Faux finishes and architectural trompe l’oeil wall paintings were all the rage. Wealthy citizens of the Roman Empire displayed their wealth and joie de vivre by hiring artisans like ourselves to paint opulent scenes on the walls of these seaside villas. Some frescoes were brand new when tragically, nearby Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Thousands of Romans were killed and the entire area was buried under tons of ash for centuries.
Since the archeological discovery of these ruins in the 1800’s their iconic artwork and design fashion has inspired and informed stylistic eras such as Neo-Classicism, Empire, Art Deco, Beaux Arts and today’s Traditional. Our murals painted on the pool room walls of Bellisimo Grande Hotel attest to the enduring appeal of early Roman Empire Frescoes.
Theme hotels such as these are a sweet spot for our work. Our illusionistic murals set the tone for an entertaining experience,Italian style.A scene from Italy’s epic Renaissance appears via a trompe l’oeil rendering of a stone balcony on the second floor level of the hotel lobby.
Learn more about paintings of Botticelli’s Venus, Michelangelo’s David and other characters from Italy’s lexicon of Renaissance art and how they came to populate an Italian Theme hotel: http://arterior.wpengine.com/blog/traveling-decorative-artisans-have-brush-will-travel/. Contact us today about your hospitality design! www.arteriors.net