MONTE CAVALO MURAL: LUSITANO HORSE STUD FARM: WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
Lorenzo Nassimbeni was recently commissioned to produce a mural for a private client who owns a farm north of Cape Town. The owner keeps Lusitano horses on the farm, a breed which is particular to Portugal and Spain, and well known for its regal prowess in the discipline of dressage.
Nassimbeni designed a mural that depicted the elegance of the "Lusitano" horse in the context of the immediate landscape of the farm.
The mural was designed to be painted on a wall which was built especially to mark the entrance of the farm. Paint samples were applied to the wall in selecting a backdrop paint which would be sympathetic with the landscape.
Nassimbeni started with the right-hand wall, as facing the entrance to the farm. He was pleased to have the company of 2 friendly dogs, Galileu and Memphis.
The left-hand wall hosted the graphic of the horse. One day, one of the farm's largest horses, Max, popped his head over the wall to greet Nassimbeni.
With the gracious assistance of Gaelen Pinnock and Moritz Thilo, the logo of the farm and its name were applied to the wall using a stencil.
Nassimbeni says it was a wonderful experience to paint a mural in this majestic landscape: "I would often arrive to early morning mist, and leave once a winter day's brilliant soft sunlight had dissapeared."
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