I was Born in Kragujevac (near Belgrade) in 1974. Since a was a Kid i ve always had an interest in painting and dancing. At 5 i starTed to dance At a cultural association. At 18 i became coreographer and my experience included also theatre. It the some time i starTed painting and winning national contests. In 1993 i moved to Italy. ContinuING to perform as a dancer and coreographer In 1994 i begin to work as a painter for d'affresco di Salvi, Radici and Manar. Though these experience i Learn fresco tecnique becoming art director. I' ve hade many workshops all over the World. I' ve also held exibitions in Paris, Francfurt, Valencia, New York... Since 2005 i'm a freelancer as a painter and i teach fresco tecnique At The ,, Academy of fine Arts ,, Santa Giulia in Brescia ( Italy )
Since I was 5 I started to dance joining the folk-dance groups, cultural expression of th balkans. I became first dancer at the age of 13 and started to teach youg dancers. At the age of 17 I became a professional dancer for various shows and toured Jugoslavia and the rest of Europe at 18 I took a degree in coreography
My family moved to Italy as my father started to work as engineer for FIAT. There I signed my first works as coreographer but the very first change with art happenedin 1994 when I was chosen to join a Fresco workshop, I used to know the Fresco Technique in theory but I actually feel in love with this ancien art. After a few years of practice I began to work abroad, France, Swisse, Germany, Spain and Dubai. Since 2005 I developed my technique with Strappo (tearing) and layer on wood, alluminium and even leather trying to mix tradition with modern times
I hold private courses in the province of Brescia teaching Fresco Technique and since 2010 I also teach in the "Primo Levi" Art College in sarezzo (BS). Since 2014 I am the official Fresco Teacher in santa Giulia Art Accademy while still holding courses for children too.
Fresco is a Very ancient painting tecnique and it can be Done using ( pigments) of mineral origin diluTed in water and cayed with brushes on fresh plaster . In this Way, once the intonaco has completed its process of carbonatIon the colours will be completely ablorbed and fixed gaining absolute resistance to water and time
The temptation of detaching paintings from walls has ancient roots :
Tales of decorated walls taken away from Sparta in 59 a.c.
With time techniques modify and improve, they change the concept of restoring Frescos continue to be detached between the need of preserving and the greed of collectors. Since XIX century, detaching (differing from tearing) is considered a modern technique for removing Frescos from the original place Detaching consists in removing the paint layer of a fresco from the plaster on which is placed This thin coloured layer is the result of carbonation.
In order to realize the detaching technique it is necessary to apply thin and solid canvas on the painting using reversible a kind of glue called "rabbit glue" which won't damage the painting The glue shrinks when it dries and this will make the whole painting crumble a bit, just enough to be removed with little effort.
Canvas will have the painted layer attached to it when removed from the wall This used to be a preserving technique against fire, earthquakes and so but with time it has become an actual painting technique capable of offering valuable art works to the viewer who will experience the harmony of natural earth colours and minerals on a kind of surface so familiar in our homes.
— Ana Lazic Filka —