Spannocchia, Siena

The Mindful Palette, July 2016


Stonehill College Fresco Project at Tenuta Spannocchia, Siena. May 2016

This is Part 1 of a twelve part project, featuring the twelve months of the year. Based on medieval manuscripts (such as Books of Hours) and local Sienese designs (lower register), the month of May depicts a scene of courtly love and hawking, with the zodiac symbols for taurus and gemini. As always, our projects are executed entirely by students in true fresco technique, with three layers of mortar and traditional earth pigments.