26 Feb 2016

Fine Feathers: Mosaic Peacock Flamboyance

Isn’t the evolution of human artistic creativity highly dependent upon nature and its entailing features (flora & fauna)? Basically, how is it possible not to be awed by the beauty seen in the evolution and genetic exhibition of features witnessed by animals such as the peacock? Their luxurious feathers adorned with a multitude of colorful shades and patterns are utilized as a main method to attract their female counterparts.

Basic components of making art consist of color, various patterns and reproduction of visual appeal. Each geographical region, each civilization and hence its entailing culture has been inspired by different animal species to create various forms of art. The peacock is surely one of those special cases.

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24 Feb 2016

Mosaics That Look Like the Happiest Place on Earth

Robert Henri once said that the object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable. By perusing this I felt the need to embark one more time on a journey of wonders, a journey through mosaic art. This craft, which never fails to inspire us, where it also offers us an opportunity to dive through the creative process of tiles.

This three-dimensional medium has been around for centuries. In fact, the oldest known mosaics come from the 8th century BC, and they were made of pebbles. Historians estimate that the oldest depictions were implemented by Greek designers in the late 11th century. Conversely the common designs were works of locals in the 12th–13th centuries. Normally, mosaics from different epochs and regions have recognizable distinctiveness, and these designs are often conceptually created. Numerous mosaics for instance, have been created to pay tribute or memorialize a certain epoch, god, or place. Some mosaics, on the other hand, may simply be created as a form of the artist’s creative expression. This article will help you explore 5 of the most avant-garde mosaic ideas that look like the happiest place of five different cities in Europe:

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22 Feb 2016

Mythical Sea Mammals Conquer Art

Mother Nature has been a source of artistic inspiration and an unrestricted source of creativity since pre-historic times. Nature has played a vital and some could unquestionably support an almost revolutionary role in creative expression.
Marine life has always significantly contributed to the artistic inspirations for civilizations adjacent to the sea. A great example is the ancient Greeks, who were amongst the first to depict dolphins within their art.

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19 Feb 2016

Geological Mosaics: Mother Nature’s Artistic Expression

When considering the essence of a mosaic one directly yet subconsciously imagines an anthropogenic creation; a creation derived from a human being. What was the artist’s motive, subsequent ideas and conclusive meanings behind his or her portrayed expression? But what about when we are fortunate enough to find true masterpieces within nature, created by universal elements governed by the forces of physics and laws of chemistry?

A brief, yet breathtaking accumulation of Mother Nature’s artistic expression follows:

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18 Feb 2016

A guide on how to clean different mosaic tile materials

A comprehensive collection of mosaic tile materials follows to give more of a practical insight on how to properly clean and maintain your mosaic in your household and pleasantly remind you that beauty CAN be low-maintenance.

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17 Feb 2016

Mosaicist Making the World Think Differently About Mosaic Art

Nermine El-Masry, a mosaicist making the world think differently not only about mosaic art, but also about life inside the womb.

She was born in 1974 in Cairo, Egypt where she still lives and works. This mosaicist and assistant lecturer manifest the epitome of beauty in all its miscellaneous textures. She finds her insight in earthly wonders, female figures, and most recently internal organs. Illustrating with tiles dissimilar layers and patterns, depicting a secrecy of resources inside the womb.

The artist attempts to bring together realistic forms and the abstract style in her compositions.

Where the question remains:

Are these mosaics a visual manifestation of living layers inside the womb?

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