An exceptional and priceless cycle of graffiti paintings as a very important testimony to the town’s artists past, especially if we take into consideration the almost total loss of this artistic genre. A treasure to be valued.
In the historic center of Claino, you can see an exceptional series of frescoes on the facades of its houses. These façade frescoes are a very important testimony to the town’s artists past, especially if we take into consideration the almost total loss of this artistic genre which happened throughout Renaissance Lombardy. Unfortunately, today we only find a few examples of this artistic genre, visible to see in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, at Cascina Pozzobonella in Chiaravalle, at Villa De Capitani in Osnago and at Palazzo Fodri in Cremona.
There are a few examples of these remarkable frescoes in Claino, such as can be seen Via alla Fontana 4. This fresco is very rare case of Petrarch’s Triumphs, taken from the Venetian edition of 1521 and dating back to 1535. Another fresco, dating back to 1535-1540, can be found in Via Ponna 4, and is a representation of the allegorical cycle of theological virtues.
Prof. Andrea Spiriti