Dino Maccini-mosaic-contemporaryart
13 Dec 2016

Mosaic Art Trend Predictions For 2017

2017 The year of Mosaic Art!

Contemporary Mosaic Art is just a couple of years away from being a century old and yet is still changing and evolving as much as any millennial!

No longer do we hear the outcry that mosaic art is a dying art form. The revival of the medium is quite proficient than ever and is being created with principle and as a form of expression. Going back 4,000 years or more, mosaic art was the art that complemented the architecture and was considered to be an impressive skill. Nowadays, you see mosaic murals and artworks everywhere, ornamenting streets or decorating homes and monuments. They became more accessible to every interior designer regardless of technical ability or budget.

As mosaic art continues to be one of the most permanent art forms of the ancient world, so I once again asked some of the most creative mosaicists of our age to get their predictions on what we might expect for the coming year! In their opinions, this coming year promises an unfolding turmoil in Mosaic Art to turn our daily life into a three-dimensional canvas of all colors and square shapes.

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Regent-Street-Christmas-London
09 Dec 2016

Christmas Mosaic Ornaments: Lighting up The Streets

As the days draw closer to Christmas, it’s a perfect time to enjoy the unmistakable sounds of shoppers and merrymakers preparing for the holidays. Our streets will soon be transformed into magical wonderlands of modern and traditional Christmas ornaments! Some displays are so incredible to inspire wanderers from all over the globe to visit them every year.

The elucidating December Festival of Light in Amsterdam and London’s spectacular light extravaganzas are truly magnificent when they twinkle in Christmas lights, and many other cities around the world are arguably just as festive and brilliant!

Let’s take the long way around the world to enjoy some of the most whimsical Christmas mosaic lights along the streets!

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mosaic-art-roman
02 Dec 2016

Mosaic Art: During The Romanesque Period

Ever since Charlemagne had succeeded to a firm scope in strengthening his empire, he selected Aix-la-Chapelle as a place of residence and called around him artists of all kinds both from the former Western and from the Eastern Roman empires. The artists were engaged in decorating and adorning his fortresses, and it was here that a new style, the Romanesque style, based upon classic architecture, and very strongly influenced by Byzantine mosaic art, which stood then at its utmost splendor!

I recently came back from Italy with a bag of inspiration and splendor in my eyes. Some of which include the antique Romanesque architecture, the Roman triumphal columns, as well as the breathtaking interiors of cathedrals and basilicas. Therefore I thought of today’s article as a brief yet precise pedagogy of the Romanesque Period, catching a glimpse of some of the most interesting mosaics of that time.

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mosaic-art-designs-wiip
16 Nov 2016

Mosaic Art: Choosing The Right Pattern for Your Space

Something almost all interior designers will tell you is that rules are meant to be broken, as your home décor has to reflect your living style and your personality than any conventional trend.

However, when it comes to picking a mosaic artwork for your home you, the only thing you can possibly be limited by is your own creative spices. This art form comes in just about every color or style you may imagine. You can find an unlimited amount of mosaic designs created with a wide variety of mediums and methods. Following are some mosaic ideas to help you convert your living space and best reveal your style and person!

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15 Nov 2016

Natural Elements: Warm Up Your Space This Winter

Without a clear plan in mind, warming up your own apartment could be a demoralizing task. You have a lot of factors to consider and a lot of questions to ask.

Read on and find out how you can take into consideration the ambiance, your comfort, and overall warmth of the space so you can create a cozier environment without even turning up the heat or starting a fire in the fireplace!

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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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