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FiliTour No. 13: House Tgetgel & Ughini

Das Haus Tgetgel und Ughini.
Das linke Sulèrtor von 1735 mit barocken Schnitzereien.

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FiliTour No. 13: House Tgetgel & Ughini

Dorfstr. 64/66, 7477 Filisur


Sgraffito - Jewellery at the house

The house Tgetgel & Ughini is a prime example of magnificent sgraffito art in Filisur. The technique was brought to the Engadine by Italian builders in the Renaissance - and further over the pass into the Albula Valley. The peak bloom of the Sgraffitos was between 1650 and 1750

Sgraffiare means scratching, which is why there is also talk of scratch plaster. A second, mostly white layer of lime is applied to the plaster. When wet, the ornaments are then scraped out with pointed tools. The underlying dark layer is uncovered again. Sgraffiti emphasizes the architecture, covers it or deceives it. Typical motifs are wave bands, rosettes, crosses or animals, all of which have their own symbolic content.

Josin Neuhäusler from Susch in the Engadine still masters the old craft. The painter learned it from his father and also offers sgraffito courses.

In audio he talks about the technique and fascination of this craftsmanship.


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