11 May 2017

These 10 Artworks Tell the Story of Modern Mosaic Art

Cover Photo: Courtesy of Luca Barberini Modern mosaic art can be quite dense and difficult to understand because modern mosaicists are challenged to craft artworks that go beyond the obvious. Instead of creating decorative mosaics of realistic landscapes and still lifes, they developed a mode of communication to transmit a
04 May 2017

10 Mosaics That Make for the Best Mother’s Day Gift

May 14th will be here soon enough, which means that it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make this day special to your mom. If you tend to get your mom the same thing every year, it’s time to get creative! Although one can never go wrong by thanking one’s mother with flowers, chocolate and hugs, but you can also surprise her with an unexpected gift. No matter your mom’s character or taste, a mosaic artwork is sure to be the gift any mom would love!
21 Apr 2017

10 Mosaic Artists Claiming Their Place in Firenze

Cover Photo: Courtesy of Olga Goulandris At Sunday’s preview gala for Musiwa17 at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, forty of the world’s most creative mosaic artists were greeting guests as they entered. It’s an appropriate introduction to a contemporary mosaic art fair in Florence.  Earlier in the day, Francesco Chimienti, the founder and
12 Apr 2017

Are These the World’s Most Innovative Mosaicists?

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

10 of the world’s most inspiring women mosaicists

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

Mosaic magnetism in the city of Ravenna

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!