In 2012, a project started out of enthusiasm and love for one's country.
The friendship between 2 women, Paola Benvegnù Rudatis (hotelier) and Laura Ballis (artist) gave life to the start of this event, which has continued over the years. The aim was to decorate the walls of the town of Alleghe and the surrounding area, telling their stories through the ancient (and now not very common) techniques of graffiti and frescoes.
This project was able to be realised thanks to the sensitivity of the citizens who believed in and supported this idea by providing the walls of their homes, making them unique and pleasing to the eyes of those who know how to grasp beauty and history.
What is fresco painting: It is an ancient technique (glory of Italian art) that consists of painting 'a fresco' on freshly laid plaster with natural pigments. It does not allow for perplexity and requires considerable experience to carry it out. Works executed with this technique are guaranteed to be long-lasting.
What is graffiti: It is still a frescoed wall decoration technique. Instead of using pigments and brushes, layers of plaster (max. 3) are coloured with different colours (oxides) that are spread on the wall. On the last layer the drawing (previously prepared) is placed and 'scratching' is carried out using special tools called mirettes. The artist's experience will highlight the 3 colours and bring out their contrasts. This technique is very resistant to light and weather.