THE SUPPORT

The support for the paintings realised on the caseinian lime technique, it is constituted by a table of stratified wood, covered with burlap fixed by organic glue, generally skins glue, applied with a warmth process. Subsequently to the burlap phase of the table, we have the plastering of the support, in this phase the Artist use premixed mortar, with the technique here described:

This first phase represents the preparation of the table that are covered with the first layer of plastering with 3/4 millimeters of thickness.

Subsequently, and after a partial drying of the first layer of hydraulic lime, we pass to the application of another layer, with the same thickness like the previous one. This procedure, even if very long, it guarantees the quality of the whole work; and it increases its values both artistic and cultural.
The third phase of the tables preparation for the fresco, previews the smoothing of the second layer of the plastering. Such operation must be carried out to end of "cazzuola" and lime sufficiently humid. The techniques used for the preparation of the supports sink their roots in prescriptions and the handbook written up from the ancient Masters of the Italian art.
This illustration represents the various phases of working, comprised the preliminary burlap, and the obtaining of the definitive support. The preparation of the tables on which they will go painted the various subjects, it is a fundamental phase of the entire execution, and it is part itself of the Italian history and the cultural baggage of the artist.
 
1999 Alessandro Gorni