bathroom-tile
05 Aug 2016

Mosaic Designs: Are They Timeless or Timely?

Historically, this art form has been in a process of constant evolution, as it has always been closely intertwined with the history of art and antiquity.These last few years have been mosaic dreams, people are becoming more interested in the art and science of mosaics. However, it’s hard to identify if it’s going to bond or disperse down in history as the next trends of bygone eras. Home decor trends come and go and suddenly, come back again. With many emerging mosaic designs, some will have a persistent power, and some will disperse with cozy breakfast nooks. Where the question remains:

How long will the trend last? Is it Timeless or Timely, and what should I expect in the coming year?

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mosaic-designs-kaleidoscope
27 Jul 2016

Mosaic Art: Through The Kaleidoscope

Have you ever looked through the kaleidoscope? It’s wholly hypnotic and attention-grabbing, a simple childhood recall and a sensory bliss unblemished by adult pursuits. When I first came across Nathalie Vin’s mosaic designs I was utterly unsettled… It was just like looking into a mirror and not noticing my reflection, I dismissed her art work as a means to shock her way into the art world. But guess what? Nowadays it became harder for artists to leave a peculiar, yet outrageous impression in the creative scene. In fact, the art world became more open to creative, bizarre and new concepts. Who would have thought that the blank canvas of Rauschenberg would have gotten so far?

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Zen-Color-Pallete-mosaic
20 Jul 2016

From Drab to Delightful: Zen Color Palette

As a visual artist and art blogger, I get asked a lot of questions concerning colors. One of the most frequent topics I get asked about is neutral colors. What are they? Why can’t we classify them on the color wheel? How do we make neutral color schemes visually appealing? Today’s article is an initial step towards absolute mysticism in home decor! Given the facts, a state of Zen in home decor can only do well, so why wait? Create your own beautiful Japanese-inspired, serene environment by getting inspiration from this visual segment.

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mixed media mosaic
13 Jul 2016

Mosaic Art: A Trip through Space and Time

Cover Photo:  Jane Perkins It’s hard to believe that we started this blog almost two years ago today! As a content curator and main blogger of this online journal, my major aim and concern was to highlight and restore an ancient art form one letter at a time. Yes, it’s almost

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05 Jul 2016

Geological Art: Nature’s Dark Edge

One hundred years ago today, the scientific community observed the knowledge of Earth’s history turning into a progressively less effective guide to the future. Civilization enters a dark edge in the practical perception of our planet.To get more insight into the subject, one must picture himself in his grandchildren’s time, a century hence. Major global warming has occurred, as scientists forecasted. For instance nature’s longstanding, repeatable patterns are no longer so reliable. Cycles that have been fundamentally determined during modern history are today disrupted by extensive changes in temperature and condensation.As Earth’s temperate alleviates, new patterns begin to appear. Initially, they are confusing and hard to spot. Scientists note similarities to Earth’s emergence from the last ice age. These new patterns need many years to reveal themselves fully, even when monitored with contemporary observing systems. Meanwhile, the farmers will struggle to predict new seasonal patterns and regularly plant the wrong crops. Early signs of major drought will go unrecognized, so costly irrigation will be built in the wrong places.

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mosaic-conceptual-art
29 Jun 2016

Conceptual Art: Visualizing Temporal Data

Our understanding of time and temporal patterns is dependent on the lens we use, and data visualizations can provide a set of lenses for viewing time from different perspectives.

A lot of us don’t spend much time thinking about time, but there are instances when we should. Visualization can help us pull out our ability to identify significant qualities about time that we might have otherwise overlooked. Thus, grants us a kind of lens on temporal data that can reveal patterns and prompt questions. Quite similar to cameras and telescopes, visualization can reveal aspects of time and space that we can’t perceive directly.

Taking as a starting point many contemporary visual artists whose work utilizes the principle of museum display and conceptual influence, conceptual art examines how these artists have reconfigured dominant representations of art history and identity, including innovation enthused viewpoints. Echoing a reflection on history and time, this article will be of interest to conceptual designers working in the arts as well as scholars of modern and postmodern cultural studies.

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