Sgraffito Facade by phil decocco

In Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic there remains much of the gothic and Renaissance influences of art. Sgraffito where images are painted on a surface, in part, by scratching into the base material. Here, an entire building facade has this artwork. We were told that when originally done, Italian artisans would WALK from Italy there to do the work in Spring time, and leave in the Fall to WALK back to their homes in Italy for the winter

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    very beautiful Phil xx

  • thanks lynn
    it was so bold and dramatic an effect!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 2 years ago

    Awsome! Simply awsome. What a labor of love… and good money! :-)

  • pete
    imagine walking all the way from Italy up to the Czech Republic to do this work!! During that period the Czechs knew that the true artisans were in italy

    – phil decocco

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 2 years ago

    Magnificent artwork, well captured.

  • thanks al.
    to see an entire building like this was something, this was like the Kafka house I submitted from Prague, only this one was in color.

    – phil decocco

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