12 Apr 2017
Cover Photos: Courtesy of David Chidgey Ask a roomful of art critics and art historians “Who are the world’s most innovative mosaic artists today?” and you’ll stumble upon dozens of different answers. Visual art is too subjective, thus, there is no single standard to appraise the most creative mosaicist or painter
08 Mar 2017
Cover Photos: Courtesy of Sonia King To celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, I come up with a list of 10 of the world’s most inspiring women mosaicists. 10 selected mosaicists from over a 100 nominees, had a great impact on almost every corner of the world, and made
25 Jan 2017
Ravenna city is one of the most cultural and artistic cities of Italy. It’s also known as a magnetic midpoint of mosaic art, and the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century and later of Ostrogothic and Byzantine Italy. Visiting the central Italian city of Ravenna, you find yourself wandering amongst the monastic cloisters, exploring the Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Architecture, and perceive the largest and most spectacular collection of Byzantine mosaics in the world!
11 Jan 2017
Chinese-style decoration can instantly evoke a reflection of serenity and tranquil calm. With most of us engrossed in a fast-paced urban lifestyle, it helps a lot when we can come back home to a peaceful dwelling that allows us to escape this never-ending rush. Therefore Chinese-themed interiors accomplish this goal in a unique style by ushering in harmony and balance! From exotic botanical prints to futuristic designs and eccentric folk strokes, the trends this year are fun and bold. Colors are misty, such as pastel lemon, rose quartz, and mineral gray and patterns are full of exotic flavors with international influences from South America and the Orient. The year of the rooster brings a whole new tranche of interior trends to liven up our spaces! So what are the key trends of the year? Scroll down to discover the decor trends that will rule the roost in 2017!
30 Dec 2016
As the curtain call for 2016 draws near, this article reflects on the year’s most fascinating and creative mosaic artist.The title ‘Most Popular Mosaicist of the year’ is provided to the artist with the highest number of votes. Here, we will revisit my previous article that has garnered your votes for the most popular mosaicist of the year. Before shutting out the lights and locking up for New Year’s Eve, we ran the numbers of your votes on the blog, Instagram, and Facebook to ascertain the artist you, our beloved readers, liked most! And the results shouldn’t be too surprising.
01 Jun 2016
Looking for new ways to understand mosaics? Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks? In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws. In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!