25 Apr 2016
One of the most common questions people ask me is “What is the difference between mosaic and tile art?” Now, you might think the difference is obvious – but it turns out there’s a lot of confusion about both skills, and many people believe they have a mosaic artwork when in fact they have a tile artwork. So, let’s clear things up! Perhaps the painless, yet most suitable, difference would be that “Tile Art” is primarily the product of craftsmanship and skill, while a mosaic artwork is invested with an emotional, philosophical, spiritual or esthetic quality that reaches beyond. This article is an exploration of the origins of two time-honored art forms and an attempt to understand the difference between both, and thus how Mosaic and Tile Art have documented and shaped history!
19 Apr 2016
Istanbul turned out to be one of my favorite cities in the world. I went without any expectations and was blown away by the country’s cultures, colors and scents. It is a dream destination, located in the edge of Europe where east meets west. Connecting the two continents, the city hides layers of history, culture and art. The architecture, the handicrafts, everything in Istanbul tells a story. Below you’ll find an overview of the Tile Art story in Istanbul, and discover why tile art is the most widely known among the famous Turkish handicrafts. Some outstanding Tile artworks of the traditional culture and the contemporary world follow suit
18 Apr 2016
Yulia Hanansen is a contemporary mosacaist that surpasses all expectations when it comes to the quality and innovation witnessed within her mosaic projects. The American artist has been trained from an early age into the classic European mosaic practice, specializing in the utilization of stained glass material in order to create her vibrant detailed wonders. Having an extensive educational background in art and design, the gifted mosaicaist has developed a unique approach to traditional mosaic manufacturing throughout her career, by introducing a practice called the “layered mosaic” technique. This technique gives a multi-dimensional impression, providing an exceptional sentiment of illusion.
13 Apr 2016
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the Trade Winds in your sails.” Mark Twain Everyone needs an epic escape from the monotony of his everyday life! In my opinion, this fact became a serious misdiagnosis nowadays because for some people travel doesn’t come cheap! It takes a lot of sacrifice on your part, such as heading to the office on Saturdays, and other horrific examples. Nonetheless, the journey is definitely worth it! However one must learn to enjoy the ride of life in the meantime: Many artworks were designed to inspire your wanderlust and instantly bring the travel bug in you to life! Thus, here I am once again, feeling inspired to embark one more time on a journey of wonders, a journey through mosaic art. This craft, which never fails to inspire us! These mosaics will allow you to dream of faraway places as illustrated through natural stones quarried from sites around the world. Through these artworks, you can get a chance to enjoy breathtaking sceneries and thriving flora and fauna patterns, before you become finally set free to wander. Here are 5 amazing mosaic designs to help you get your wanderlust on:
08 Apr 2016
“The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.” Abraham Lincoln Many argue about what art is and how deeply embodied it is in our cultural and religious life. Although there is isn’t a established definition of what art is, in this article we will attempt to aid you in understanding what the essence of art is and thus how art has embodied itself in religious expressionism. Some outstanding religious mosaics of the ancient and modern world follow suit. So what is Art?
06 Apr 2016
Every year, winter seems to last longer, right? Spring is finally in the air and I couldn’t be more eager for its arrival! Not only the season’s freshest ingredients are suddenly available to enjoy again, but also wildflowers have started to bloom, covering the whole forest floor with colorful spots. I really look forward to this time of the year, when nature comes back to life and the weather starts warming up. It’s certainly a wonderful time of the year to go outside and tend to explore all the changes that are taking place and watch everything come to life after the wintry winds. So today I invite you to take off your huge jumpers and thick socks, to walk with me along the woods in search of limestone, marble and other natural stones! Who knows? We can possibly use them to create a a mosaic stepping stone, taking us from wither to spring!