The frescos (murals) in Thira (Santorini) were created one thousand years after the wonderful marble idols. The excavation in Akrotiri reveals works of art of unparalleled beauty and historical and cultural significance. The murals are daded from 1600 BC. The painting was on mortar (plaster) by pigments and the artist used composite technique of fresco secco. The coloring substances that have been used were minerals.
There’s variety of topics like abstract images, geometric shapes, inanimate objects and constructions, plants, animals and human figures. The painting is the first expression of naturalism in European art. Includes two main characteristics, the reproduction of natural forms with lively impressionistic way and the ability to adapt the painting to the surface intended for decoration.
ΤThe replicas made on canvas with wooden frame, stuccoed by volcanic soil. The colors are fine dust mixed with synthetic emulsion. The technique is composite fresco secco and the efects of aging are made by painting.
The murals have used canvas with acrylic preparation and powder paints mixed in synthetic emulsion.
The works are glued to the wall with synthetic glue.