Photoceramic portraits, an unsuspected cultural heritage

Photoceramics was born in France in 1854 as a decorating technique for pottery. Soon, it became a simple but notable way to portray the dead on their tombs. Although photoceramics may be regarded as a minor art when compared to funerary masterpieces of great artists, nonetheless it is a key element in a country’s cultural heritage to retrace past lifestyles.

The Monumentale of Milan offers an extensive collection of fine photoceramics, of which the most beautiful were realized in the atelier of Leonida Pagliano and Giuseppe Ricordi.

This new publication by the Amici del Monumentale of Milan is available as paperback and e-book from Amazon and most e-stores.