ITA
Il progetto ANTICA ILLUSIONE, realizzato nel 2010, nasce da uno studio approfondito del Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo (MO) e delle sue architetture dipinte. La committenza di questo progetto, Marca Corona, uno dei più antichi marchi della ceramica in Italia, ha voluto celebrare la ritrovata bellezza dell'antico castello sassolese che nel Seicento divenne la dimora estiva della corte estense e fu chiamata da allora la Delizia. La Reggia fu affrescata da artisti che crearono un apparato decorativo difinte architetture in prospettiva, allo scopo di superare e modificare i limiti dell'ambiente reale, ingannando l'occhio, "sfondando" pareti e moltiplicando illusionisticamente gli spazi. La proiezione architetturale di Apparati Effimeri ha voluto riportare alla luce, oltre che i disegni della produzione di Marca Corona, questo antico genere artistico, il Quadraturismo, in cui pittura e architettura interagiscono realizzando suggestivi effetti illusionistici.

EN
This project was created in the 2010 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Marca Corona, a well known producer of ceramics, very famous in the region, and the opening of their new museum. The location chosen for this event is the magnificent Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo, from the 17th century, the official summer residence of the Duke of D'Este family; this choice was made also because the palace was recently restored thanks to supporting contributions from Marca Corona themselves.
The focus of the project was to emphasize the beauty of the past splendour of the palace by literally recreating the richly colorful frescos which used to cover the entire inner courtyard.
We played by alternating them with the geometry of the patterns (ancient and modern) of the tiles produced by Marca Corona.
We realized this work also by keeping a focus on "Quadraturism", an ancient decorative technique in between painting and architecture, very often employed by artists of the time and used for the interiors of this palace. Thanks to some peculiar decorative appliances, they used to deploy artificial structures in perspective in order to modify the actual physical environment; this had the effect to trick the eyes of the beholders, giving them the illusion of seeing through the walls, multiplying the spaces.

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