FRANCESCO DE MAIO
CERAMICA DI VIETRI
FRANCESCO DE MAIO
CERAMICA DI VIETRI
Handcrafted and hand-decorated majolica tiles reinterpret the historical memory, innovate and create redesigning the ceramic according to new tastes and trends...
FRANCESCO DE MAIO x VAN GOGH MUSEUM®.
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
oil on canvas, 73.3 x 92.4 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
‘art is sometimes above nature‘
Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, 3 January 1883
Ceramica Francesco De Maio is inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s paintings.
Almond Blossom, Sunflowers, Irises, Flowering Plum Orchard and more are reproduced on
hand-decorated majolica tiles created in collaboration with Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
The prestigious paintings by Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous painters in the world, will be reproduced on hand-decorated majolica tiles of this Italian company.
Ceramica Francesco De Maio has obtained the original license for the production, promotion and commercialization of the most famous and recognizable paintings worldwide.
Eternal masterpieces with an unmistakable style. Almond Blossom, Sunflowers, Flowering Plum Orchard, Vase with Gladioli and Chinese Asters, Irises, Self-Portrait with Straw Hat are just some of the works by Vincent Van Gogh, which have been selected by Ceramica Francesco De Maio, together with the Van Gogh Museum, to create a new collection of entirely hand-decorated ceramics, dedicated to nature as an almost absolute protagonist.
Celebrating Vincent van Gogh through the shared love for painting and the passion for the colours and the beauty of nature. Three years of intense work with the Van Gogh Museum has been spent for the sharing of creativity, inspiration and stylistic choices. All of this resulted in the creation of the first prototypes. A work of the laboratory technicians, the graphic designers and the master decorators of Francesco De Maio company, who put their heart and soul into it and have worked with the same perseverance for defining the glazes, colors and decorations to ensure that the canvases of the paintings were transformed into true works of art of decorated ceramic.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the most famous Dutch painter of all time. As an artist, he had a short career: just 10 years, from 1880 until his death in 1890. As a result of his great passion, in those ten years Van Gogh produced an impressive body of work.
With a collection encompassing more than 200 paintings, almost 500 drawings and over 700 letters, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam brings together the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. As a painter, he was largely self-taught. With the help of textbooks, a few lessons at the art academies of Brussels and Antwerp, constant visits to museums, and advice from artist friends, he taught himself the craft and developed his own highly distinctive style of painting, made up of expressive brushstrokes and vivid colours.
His style has since inspired and influenced many subsequent generations of artists.
The Van Gogh Museum is grateful that you are directly contributing to the preservation of Van Gogh’s legacy and art collection so that it may continue to inspire and be shared with future generations.
Thanks to Theo, Vincent had the means to develop as an artist and follow his dream.
Despite the support that Vincent received from his younger brother, he still had to work very hard. He persevered and never stopped believing in himself, despite countless setbacks. But without his brother’s help, he would never have succeeded.
This is a beautiful example of what support and trust can do for a person.
With this generous thought in mind we also want to give something back to the work Vincent van Gogh shared with us.
We want to make sure his art, his thoughts and his inspiration stay alive and therefore we financially support the preservation of Van Gogh’s legacy for future generations.