mosaic-art-london
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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micromosaic_assembly
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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kate-rattray-the-whirlwind-that-takes-me-there
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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Moroccan-encaustic-tiles-art
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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28 Sep 2016

MOSAIC ART: Texture Exploration

One of my prime indulgences as a child was a small sculpture I created using play dough, where seemingly phenomenal visions stamped in the purity of a child’s creativity. My eyes are still shimmering from that night!

Since then, my utmost feeling of artistry gained its meaning in opposition to and as embroidery of what it meant to be a “Texture”.

When I looked up the word “Texture” in the dictionary, the well-expected definition was: a surface or utmost layer of an entity, and explained as smooth/ rough, soft or hard, and etc. For me, it appears to have a widened sense of meaning. I personally identify it as a basic aspect of life and art. Operational with insightful nerves, our hands and skin have the capacity to distinguish it. It’s one of the mankind’s greatest pleasures in the perceptible sensation of different strokes. In visual art it’s typical to any of the vital elements of art, can improve and magnify the artist’s passion. Therefore, nowadays many artists are using it as a major instrument in paintings, mosaic, and sculptures.

Today’s article is a short brief stop at the meaning of texture, and how to visualize it in mosaic art.

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mosaic-new-cycle
20 Aug 2016

Mosaics: A New Cycle of Evolution

Going back 4,000 years or more, mosaic art was a principle and a form of expression. It was the art that complemented architecture and was considered to be an impressive asset. Nowadays, you see mosaic murals and artworks everywhere, ornamenting streets or decorating homes and monuments.
Mosaics in home decor, mosaics for walls, mosaics for floors, tables and home accessories: They’re all two-to-a-penny.
Today, a new vision promises an unfolding turmoil in this art form to turn our wardrobes into an art gallery and our bodies into a three-dimensional canvas of all colors and square shapes. Calling this a new cycle of evolution was a bit challenging because this trend has been around since early 2014, when a collection of mosaic icons exploded onto Dolce&Gabbana’s runway.
Although, they put so much passion in their mosaic collection, and in creating mosaics on shoes, dresses, jewels and bags, but unfortunately their collection turned out to be short-lived and somehow failed to become a “Prêt à porter” craze.

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