Custom Frescos and Paintings

Fresco (plural either frescos or frescoes) is a mural painting done on plaster, on walls or ceilings. We can custom paint any ancient or modern fresco – you may choose ancient Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman or Renaissance fresco to be painted it on your walls or ceilings. Or we can paint your fresco on a panel and ship it to you to be installed on a wall in your house. Let us know what size you would be interested to have your artwork made in and we will present you with a free custom quote. Below are few examples of our past commissions.

 

Roman Fresco Reproduction

 

Customer commissioned reproduction of a section of the famous Roman fresco for the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale near Pompeii (about 50–40 BC). The villa was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 this fresco is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Customer requested that the fresco be painted on two horizontal panels in total size almost 8 feet x 7 feet (240 cm x 208 cm). The reproduction is to restore the fresco’s original look, without any aging, just as it looked when it was originally made. When completed the two panels would be shipped and installed onsite.

 

Original Roman fresco from the VillaOriginal Roman fresco from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Original Roman fresco from the Villa the outlines of the drawingWork commenced by preparing the two panels and affixing them on a wall. Then the outlines of the drawing were drawn.
Printed cutouts from the original fresco were taped to each section that was painted to ensure good match
Printed cutouts from the original fresco were taped to each section that was painted to ensure good matchPrinted cutouts from the original fresco were taped to each section that was painted to ensure good match



Work in progress. Use of ladder was necessary to rich highest areas.Work in progress. Use of ladder was necessary to rich highest areas.
Even when viewed under angle it is staggering how successful the original Roman artist had been in achieving a 3-dimensional illusion of spaEven when viewed under angle it is staggering how successful the original Roman artist had been in achieving a 3-dimensional illusion of spa



Customer requested that the both sides of the fresco reproduction are flanked by fluted pilasters capped with Corinthian capitals and bases. The 2 fluted pilasters, 2 Corinthian capitals and 2 bases were shipped to us unpainted. They were made of MDF composite materials and we were asked to paint them to give an illusion as if they were made of pink and white marble. The 2 pilasters would be in pink marble with white and brown veining, while the 2 Corinthian capitals and 2 bases would be in white marble with grey-black veining. This we accomplished by painting the surfaces in several batches and blending the veining into the background. Finally, a clear coat was applied to protect the coloring effects and with buffing a marble sheen was achieved.



Left Corinthian capital

Left Corinthian capital

Left base

Left base

Right base

Right base

Right Corinthian capital

Right Corinthian capital



ancient Roman fresco from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at BoscorealeOur completed reproduction replica of the original ancient Roman fresco from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. The 2 fluted pilasters in pink marble finish and 2 Corinthian capitals and 2 bases in white marble finish frame the fresco to the left and right.
our customer after installation of the two fresco panelsPicture provided by our customer after installation of the two fresco panels. Customer installed baseboard on the bottom linking the 2 bases and a crown molding on the top linking the Corinthian capitals, framing the fresco in a middle like a painting in a frame.



The Roman villa must have been originally decorated with many bronze and marble sculpturesThe Roman villa must have been originally decorated with many bronze and marble sculptures. Here is how our Dancing Faun in dark bronze finish would have looked like if displayed there.
Our Mithridates IV of Pontus bustOur Mithridates IV of Pontus bust replica Item No. F431M (original is at the Louvre Museum in Paris) in front the Boscoreale fresco
Reproduction bronze statue of Narcissus originally foundReproduction bronze statue of Narcissus originally found at Pompeii, at display in front of our reproduction of the fresco from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor



Etruscan Tomb Fresco Reproduction

 

The word fresco comes from the Italian word affresco which derives from the Latin word for "fresh". The earliest known examples of frescoes found on the island of Crete date at around 1500 B.C. While some similar frescoes have been found in other locations around the Mediterranean basin, particularly in Egypt and Morocco, their origins are subject to speculation. The most common form of fresco was Egyptian wall paintings in tombs. Frescoes were also painted in ancient Greece, but few of these works have survived. In southern Italy, at Paestum, which was a Greek colony, a tomb containing frescoes dating back to 470 B.C. was discovered, the so-called Tomb of the Diver. These frescoes depict scenes of the life and society of ancient Greece, and constitute valuable historical testimonials. One shows a group of men reclining at a symposium while another shows a young man diving into the sea. In Macedonia we find that frescos decorated houses, palaces, and tombs of the Macedonians. Roman houses such as those discovered in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, were rich with frescos. Roman frescoes were painted on the still damp plaster of the wall, so that the painting became part of the wall, a colored plaster. Late Roman Empire (1st-2nd century A.D.) frescoes were found in catacombs beneath Rome. The late Medieval period and the Renaissance saw the most prominent use of fresco, particularly in Italy, where most churches and many government buildings still feature fresco decoration.

 

In this example customer wanted a reproduction of an ancient Etruscan fresco. Customer sent us a scan from a book of the Etruscan tomb original from the 6th Century B.C. First, we created a thick reinforced cast stone panel in the specific dimensions requested by the customer and then painted the fresco with aging technique. Dents and chips were inflicted to the top layer to reproduce the ancient look.

 

Etruscan Tomb fresco original book scanEtruscan Tomb fresco original book scan
Paingting the Etruscan Tomb frescoPaingting the Etruscan Tomb fresco
Completed reproduction of the Etrscan Tomb frescoCompleted reproduction of the Etrscan Tomb fresco



CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS

 

We accept custom orders for oil paintings. From a photograph, we can paint your portrait, your family, your wedding, your pet, your house or car, your favorite landscape. We can use the face from your photograph and insert it in a famous museum painting. We can use different photos to create a single painting by combining and mixing elements from each, such as a background or subject/s. We can further add or remove subjects, change the background or colors of the clothes. If there is a painting that you like and you can’t find among our collection of Oil Paintings Reproductions, please send us a picture and we will paint it for you.

CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS
CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS
CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS
CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS
CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS
CUSTOM OIL PAINTINGS

 

Our oil paintings are 100% real hand-painted paintings, on real canvas with real and finest quality oil paints. Each artwork is painted on a blank canvas from scratch, in the same way the original paintings were created, with visible textures and brush strokes.

 

Payment is required in order to start the custom painting. When your painting is complete we will email you a photo of for approval. You can then let us know if we can ship it or you can request a revision. We will complete it per your instructions in any size of your choice. Here are our most popular sizes:

 

size 1. 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm) size 2. 20" x 24" (50 x 60 cm) size 3. 24" x 30" (60 x 75 cm)
size 4. 24" x 36" (60 x 90 cm) size 5. 30" x 40" (75 x 100 cm) size 6. 36" x 48" (90 x 120 cm)
size 7. 48" x 60" (120 x 150 cm) size 8. 48" x 72" (120 x 180 cm) size 9. 60" x 72" (150 x 180 cm)

 

 

You can certainly order any other size you like if your desired size is not listed above – just contact us and we will give you a quote. Please visit our Completed Paintings below to see side by side examples of our reproductions next to the originals, so that you are assured of the quality or our work. For more information on our oil painting process please visit this link:



https://www.ancientsculpturegallery.com/oil-paintings-information

Custom Frescos and Paintings