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The frescoes are called so, because they are painted still wet. These wall paintings used to decorate the prehistoric houses in Akrotiri, Santorini Island of Greece, in 1600 B.C. when he Minoans were on the pick of their strength. They are handmade by our artist Maria Alexiou Sagri in her workshop from Oia, Santorini. The artist began to create the frescoes since 2004 with local materials. There is no cast and print work on them. Maria Alexiou Sagri uses the same technique as the Akrotirian artists did thousands of years ago. The material she is using for the frescoes are limestone powder, cement and the extraordinary red volcanic soil. The blend of these materials gives the outstanding patina and original look that they have. They differ in durability as the wall absorbs the colors (the humidity of the wall helps in this handcrafted process and the red volcanic soil makes the cracking unique, which makes the production limited and special. The cracking of the frescoes, the outline shape, the painting its self, differs from one to another.

The frescoes can be used for decoration outdoor or in a humid place, like kitchen or bathroom. Also the frame can be detached and adjust it on the wall like it was made right there! The frescoes are sensible on sharp things. The frescoes are made to stay and resist in time, being made with the strongest painting technique ever and they will last for many generations, as the ancient ones survived the earthquake and the volcano’s eruption. Life is short – art is long…

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