I am Francesco Farolfi, a florentine artist owner of Farolfi Arte. I deal with making paintings, artistic painting decoration and murals. I do also restoration of ancient paintings and frescoes. From over 30 years I work on commission for clients from all over the world, doing entirely handmade artworks
Murals with visual
trick (trompe l’oeil)
Brand-new paintings and murals
Inspired to the style of
From the origins, wall painting wants to suggest the optical illusion of an opening towards the outside, as we can see, for example, in the Pompeian frescoes. This is also achieved by inserting architectural elements, drawn giving them an illusionistic effect, called trompe l’oeil, from the French: "deception of the eye", in which the perspective takes into account the observer's point of view.
Francesco Farolfi next to his newly finished mural on the wall of a bathroom. Florence, 1995
involving the viewer with visual trick, trompe l'oeil wall paintings
evoke with particular effectiveness the presence and the memory of
places, people or animals beloved by the client.
In the picture alongside, for example, you can see a wall painting in which client wanted the portrait of the dog that belonged to her when she lived abroad
One more kind of wall painting decoration envisage the use of stylized and geometrized natural elements, harmoniously arranged with repeated and symmetrical motifs, as in the detail below
makes also commissioned oil or acrylic paintings on canvas, including portraits
of people and animals.
On request he also makes copies of old masterpieces