Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
skra FEE toh, zgrah-
A type of decoration executed by covering a surface, as of plaster or enamel, of one color, with a thin coat of a similar material of another color, and then scratching or scoring through the outer coat to show the color beneath.
Sgraffito is Italian for "scratched."
Jozef Slawinski used four layers of colored plaster in his work.
Examples from Buffalo:
- Right illustration above: Joseph Calasanctius Mural, by Jozef Slawinski Outdoor mural
- Assumption RC Church Interior sgraffito
- Left illustration above: Jamestown Settlement bowl
- Schwarzenberg Palace, Prague, Czech Republic Exterior sgraffito
- Deanery, Cracow, Poland Exterior sgraffito
- St. Paul's Cathedral, London Exterior sgraffito
- House At the Minute, Prague, Czech Republic Exterior sgraffito
- Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, Italy Exterior sgraffito
- Palazzo Fenzi, Florence, Italy Exterior sgraffito
- Sforza Castle, Milan, Italy Exterior sgraffito
- Casa Museu Gaudí - Park Güell Exterior sgraffito