Wall art is considered a luxury that people buy to decorate the walls of their house. But wall art can also be used to spruce up some life into a house. The best ways of introducing competent and important artwork into a house is by first understanding the tastes of the individual and then proceeding to determine the correct type of colors and frames that will suit the space. Entering the wall art market now is the new type of stuccoette art which is made using plaster.
Paul Griffin is a renowned plaster artist, having commissioned multiple plaster project pieces in the past. He used to make plaster sculptures exclusively. But he decided to start making stuccoettes by publicizing it on the crowdfunding website INDIEGOGO. These stuccoettes are plaster pieces that on can hang on a wall, effectively giving them the status of wall art. A special feature of these pieces of art is their 3 dimensional structure. General works of art are just limited to the two dimensions parallel to the wall they hang on. But stuccoettes are popularly known for the many layers of plaster that are placed one of top of the other to give depth to the art. This gives the art shadows in the wake of light, and thus gives the art a life of its own.
The name stuccoette comes from the 18th and 19th century, when Dublin was considered the second most important city of the empire of Great Britain. During this period, Dublin saw some major changes in its artwork, and went through a golden age of art and fine building. Fine building describes sculptures made from stone, using a chisel, or made from the ground up, using moulds such as plaster. These pieces of art would also be made in the ceilings and cornices of famous buildings of the ear, giving these building another level of beauty and glamour. These works of art were made by Stuccodores, and the enhancements developed during this period gave the term “ette”. Combining these two one would arrive with the word stuccoette to describe works of art made by Stuccodores.