Francesco Farolfi



Francesco Farolfi, painter and restorer, has been making figurative paintings on canvas, on walls and on ceilings since the late ’80s.
His job switches between making artworks based on his personal artistic research and making commissioned murals and paintings

With his original works of art, designed in accordance with the aspirations of the clients, he decorated private homes and public places in Italy and abroad, making custom murals and frescoes including landscape, architectural trompe l'’oeil, as well as portraits of people and animals or still life

As a restorer he brought to light many antique paintings and decorations on walls and ceilings of numerous Florentine palaces and he returned them to the original aesthetich appearance.

  • Trompe l'oeil with perspective of a colonnade with arches seen from below. Francesco Farolfi
    Trompe l'oeil mural depicting a loggia seen from below
    (the painting is placed on a raised wall in relation to the point of view)
  • Trompe l'oeil mural wth cat portrait
    Detail of a trompe l’oeil wall painting with a cat portrait
  • Trompe l'oeil mural on a ceiling
    Trompe l’oeil painting depicting a terrace with a balustrade viewed from below.
    Made on canvas, glued to the ceiling (Florence 1995)
  • Detail of a large fresco in Renaissance style
    Detail of a large fresco in Renaissance style (5.50 m). The original design made by Farolfi combines elements taken from Renaissance masterpieces (Newark, USA - 2004)

Francesco Farolfi designs and carries out original paintings, studying perspective according the target place and the point of view, to obtain the best trompe l’oeil effect (i.e.optical illusion)

Estimates and any sketches without purchase obligation can be requested in one of the ways suggested in the CONTACTS

Recent works of art (click the picture to enlarge)
oil painting on canvas by Francesco Farolfi depicting the good shepherd
Oil painting on canvas by Francesco Farolfi depicting a portrait of Golden retriever dog