Elaborated with natural marble exclusively, the work was presented to the Head of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid, Mr. Emilio Butragueño in the presidential office of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
On February 24th, the team of ATARÉS introduced a photorealistic mosaic of Alfredo Di Stéfano at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. In the presentation was present the also historical player and current Head of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid, Mr. Emilio Butragueño.
The work is a tribute to a Real Madrid legend. Di Stéfano, who arrived in 1953, changed the history of the club forever. During the 11 seasons that he was part of the team, Real Madrid carried out one of his best times, winning 5 consecutive European Championships.
Made with different types of marble –white Macael, black Marquina, white Carrara and grey tones from Portugal- the mosaic is a photorealistic reproduction of one of the most famous celebrations of Di Stéfano: the one of the goal he scored during the European Cup semifinals of 1958 against Vasas Budapest.
The marble design of this famous image was made by Vicente Atarés, using the “natural marble collage technique”. Created and patented by ATARÉS, this method blends technology and craftsmanship. Marble slabs are cut, without being printed nor dyed, in 1cm3 tesserae and then analyzed and catalogued. During the design process, thousands of tesserae are examined and, depending on their white, grey and black tones, reordered to get the desired image. Finally, every mosaic is handmade finished by artisans, giving to each artwork a unique and one-of-a-kind finish.
Fort the whole team of ATARÉS, it was a great honor to be received by Emilio Butragueño in front of the most important trophies of the club.