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Brit Hammer Revives Michelangelo's Medium for Fresh Contemporary Art

By: Art Lover - Published: • References: brithammer and brithammer
Thought fresco painting died with Michelangelo? Artist Brit Hammer has brought fresco painting into the 21st century with her abstract, lyrical fresco paintings. They feel like a breath of fresh air, as colors gracefully blend into one another and shards of tempered glass catch the light.

Though traditional fresco paintings were created in plaster, Brit Hammer creates her fresco paintings in cement that she sculpts with her hands. It's a challenge to move fast enough before the cement starts to set, but after her years working in glass mosaic, Hammer turned to the fresco-painting technique because it allows her to use mosaic materials in a different way. It also frees her from the limitation of predetermined colors.

So move over, Michelangelo: Brit Hammer's fresco paintings are where it's at!