Mosaic at the Venice Biennale Part 3:
11 Nov 2016

Contemporary Mosaics at the City Art Museum of Ravenna

The city art museum of Ravenna, also known as Museo d’Arte Della Città di Ravenna is a growing art community since the late 16th and early 17th century. In 2002, the gallery became one of the main enterprises of the Municipality.

The numerous sections of the museum host seasonal art exhibitions and three permanent collections, namely:

The collection of contemporary mosaic art from the mid-twentieth century to the very latest artworks of the present day.
The collection of modern paintings from the 19th century and early 21st century.
The collection of ancient paintings and sculptures from the 14th up to the 19th century.
In Today’s article, I’ll take another trip to Italy’s most admired art museum in Ravenna to experience an art form of several modes and fresh episodes.

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04 Nov 2016

Mosaic Art: A VISIT TO THE CITY OF FOG

With the last lashings of warm weather behind us, it’s finally time to embrace the phenomenon of fall foliage!
As temperatures constantly drop and with winter approaching, we all start looking for ways to give a final fond farewell to summer’s warmth!
For me it seems as though everything will fall into place in autumn as nature exhibits its flushed hues, changing itself into a living canvas loaded with energetic hues, accents, and surfaces.
Harvest time is a second spring when each leaf turns into a blossom! Striking and energetic hues reprise the end of summer eves, where individuals begin seeing the wonderful renaissance of nature!

Today’s article is dedicated to the city of fogs and dreams “London”, straining the last beams of the year and contemplating some of its most beautiful mosaics!

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26 Oct 2016

Marble Mosaics: Renaissance of the Western World

Recent statistics assert that perhaps the last of all the varied creations of the numerous ranges of mosaic art to reach the appreciation of Western public are marble mosaics. Little interest, compared with that flooded on stained glass mosaics, has been given to marble either in European or American art shows, except for Ancient Roman mosaics.

So Far as the West is concerned it is also possible to describe this lack by analyzing the main circumstances under which the familiarity with the art form was created. In modern times most Westerners gave value to the ancient art form, and yet forgot to examine the contemporary movement which has been dramatically evolving over the centuries.

Nevertheless, this art form is now experiencing a major revival in the Western World. Amid strong stimulation and miscellaneous prices, mosaics are increasingly attracting the attention of art collectors worldwide.

Today’s article covers an orderly knowledge towards the creation and the energy about mosaic craftsmanship from the Western point of view and the growth of interest.

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19 Oct 2016

Mosaic Designs: Journey To the Heart of Tuscany

Journey to the heart of Tuscany is actually the first article I dedicate to Tuscany: the city of artistic legacy, art renaissance, charming architecture and hidden corners. Tuscany is also believed to be one of the world’s most important cores for mosaic art.

Today’s article examines the significance of mosaic art as one of the most inspiring art forms it Tuscany and contemplating its evolution throughout the city.

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12 Oct 2016

The Whirlwind Mosaic: Interview with Kate Rattray

Few legends in the world of art can maintain the balance between the paradoxical blend of modesty and resourcefulness. Kate Rattray is one of them!

I’m especially thrilled to share this in-depth interview with Kate Rattray, the humble yet brilliant mosaicist living and working in Somerset, UK. Inspired by the force, composition and hues of nature, her work tells the story of an ancient allegory that perceives the world as a primitive and magical place. The enchantment of her mosaic artworks amplifies a piece of splendor, both literally and allegorically and pushes your estimate limits concerning her exceptional source of motivation.

In this exclusive interview, Kate talks more in-depth abou

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04 Oct 2016

Encaustic Tiles: Finding Renewed Popularity

Encaustic Tiles are not so much a trend as an “Embracing Change in the Home Decor Industry.” In other words, it’s an up-to-the-minute style that comes in and out of fashion largely in response to home decorating trends. During the Gothic Revival era, for example, craftsmen made a great effort to revolutionize encaustic tiles and make them available to the general public again. However, in 1935, after reaching a supreme development, the medium had fallen out or otherwise endangered.

Today’s article is a short brief stop at Encaustic Tile and a reminder of how such media fall in and out of vogue.

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