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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Fine Artist Specialising in Water Gilding ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬† & Acid Etched Silver Leaf Panels
ALICE CESCATTI¬† WINTER EXHIBTION¬† 2019¬†
Alice Cescatti will be visiting the gallery to discuss and answer questions about her work.
on Saturday February 9th 2019¬†
12noon - 4pm
PRESS RELEASE:¬†¬† ALICE CESCATTI¬† & WENDY FREESTONE JOINT WINNERS OF THE ROYAL ARTS PRIZE 2018
Francesco Goya, Biennale Barcelona May 2017
Caravaggio, Rome May 2017
Exhibited in the Biennale
Peschiera del Garda, Italy, March 2017
Exhibiting in the
Biennale, Barcelona May 2017 (Opened by the son of Salvador Dali)
Art Expo Rome,
(Caravaggio Prize) May 2017
Art Expo New York, Art
Arena, April/May 2017
HRH Sultan of Brunei
Curator of Sculpture, The Louvre, Paris
Alberto Pinto Agency, Paris
Grosvenor House Hotel,London
Director of Cartier, Paris
Jazzlive@ the Crypt, London
grew up in New Zealand and studied
Fine Arts at the Ilam School of Art in New Zealand. Mentored by renowned New
Zealand artists such as Doris Lusk, Glenn Bush and Quentin McFarlane.
London to study Interior Design along with a four year apprenticeship with
Rupert Bevan on Restoration of Gilded & Painted Furniture. Alice also
devoted several years to teaching painting and gilding techniques in Vietnam
working for an international furniture company and later working as a much
demanded freelance gilder in Europe.
Alice Cescatt had her first solo exhibition of gilded paintings in 2004 at the Galerie Christian
Siret,Palais Royal, Paris.
Her unique technique involves a rarely seen
water-gilding process with which Alice has mastered different ways of
water-gilding process is more complex than oil gilding,which involves building
up many layers of sanded gesso and clay on wooden panels. This is followed by
floating individual silver or gold leaves onto the clay surface using a
specialist method dating back to Egyptian tomb paintings and reliefs from the
23rd century BC, some of the earliest evidence of gold being beaten into leaf.
The gold or silver leaf surface is then hand burnished with an agate stone to
enhance the quality of the metal as a light source.
AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT MODERN ARTISTS GALLERY¬† 2018/2019
ALICE CESCATTI IS REPRESENTED BY MODERN ARTISTS GALLERY & INGO FINCKE LONDON