Artifex: Inspired by History

Discover the world of Artifex, an artistic workshop in Zagreb. Immerse yourself in handcrafted replicas of historical cartography and art.

What to expect

Meticulously handcrafted historical replicas, including captivating cartographic works,

Artifex: Inspired by History
Artifex: Inspired by History
Artifex: Inspired by History
Artifex: Inspired by History
Artifex: Inspired by History
Artifex: Inspired by History

Located in the enchanting city of Zagreb, Artifex is an artistic workshop renowned for its unique collection of historical replicas of cartographic and artistic works. With a meticulous approach to craftsmanship, Artifex creates authentic and detailed replicas that both captivate and educate history enthusiasts worldwide. Through the use of traditional techniques and materials, each piece is handcrafted with exceptional skill and a deep love for preserving the original beauty and authenticity.

Replicating Cartographic Works

Artifex specializes in replicating cartographic works, including ancient maps that showcase explorations and discoveries from bygone eras. These maps, depicting territorial boundaries, routes of explorers, and geopolitical changes, offer a glimpse into the world as it once was. By carefully recreating historical maps, this workshop brings the past to life and enables people to explore and appreciate the rich tapestry of our history.

The Art of Hand-Illumination

One of the distinguishing features of Artifex's replicas is the unique process of hand-illumination using gold paint. This technique adds depth and beauty to the replicas, highlighting every intricate detail. With careful selection of colors and lines, Artifex achieves an authentic look and feel that faithfully represents the original works. The luminosity emanating from these replicas creates a captivating and immersive experience, evoking the ambiance of the past.

Preservation with Beeswax

To ensure the longevity of the replicas, Artifex employs the impregnation of beeswax. This special process not only protects the replicas from the ravages of time and external elements but also enhances the texture of the handcrafted paper. The beeswax imparts a lustrous sheen, further enhancing the visual appeal of the replicas and inviting viewers to delve into the intricacies of each piece.

A Rich Collection of Historical Replicas

Artifex boasts a diverse collection of replicas spanning various historical periods and artistic styles. Visitors to the workshop can explore an array of perfectly crafted replicas, each with its own unique story to tell. From ancient maps depicting journeys of exploration to intricate artworks, Artifex offers a captivating journey through time.

Visit Artifex and Experience History

One thing is for sure - you'll fall in love while exploring Artifex. It's a place where art and history intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Discover the beauty, stories, and shared heritage that await you in this magical spot. 

Working Hours :

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 14:00-20:00
  • Wednesday 14:00-20:00
  • Thursday 14:00-20:00
  • Friday 14:00-20:00
  • Saturday 14:00-20:00
  • Sunday 14:00-20:00

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