The industrial revolution had dramatically changed the world. It had initiated an irrepressible chain of technological advancements, which yielded machines that can produce a wide variety of products. In other words, the largest objects to the smallest, most intricate devices, thanks to the technological evolution, can now be produced without any restrictions. Just as cars, ships, mobile phones and calculators, Mosaics are being produced within the confines of factories. As such, they are being assembled using machines. In my opinion, such an endeavor is erroneous.
It’s the 21st century, and digital rules the world. Adhering to the ever-changing trends of consumers, Rodin Museum has decided to ride the digital wave and change the way people visit museums.
Starting this month (June, 2016), Rodin Museum, which is home to thousands of art pieces, will offer their guests a chance to experience its galleries in a completely new way – viewing art via an iPad app. It’s basically like a treasure hunt where guests are given a smartgadget that they can use to interact with the art pieces.
Philosophy, and art vary primarily according to their subject-matter and also the resources by which they reveal, and express it. In a certain sense, art, like philosophy, reflects veracity in its relation to mankind, and illustrates nature, the spiritual world, and the affairs between individuals and their interaction with the world.
We live not in a primeval pure world, but in a world that is known and has been altered, a world where everything has, as it were, been given a “human angle”, a world infused with our attitudes towards it, our needs, ideas, aims, ideals, joys and sufferings, a world that is part of the vortex of our existence. However, if we were to remove the “human factor” from the world, the consequences would possible become inexpressible and tackled by a wasteland of grey infinity.
Classifiable as both mystifying and eloquent, mosaic art has long been a desired subject for philosophers and lecturers.
But the question remains:
What is Mosaic Art from a philosophical point of view?
Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” But what about art made from once abandoned things?
The focus of Earth Day which has started in 1970 is meant to build a healthier, more sustainable environment and protect the earth several generations to come. 46 years later people on a global basis still aim to support the plan! The world today is swinging into a new terrain–the green zone, artists and art collectors aren’t ditching their old works of art. However, they are actually integrating the environmentally-friendly production within their concepts and experiments.
Classifiable as both vigorous and seemingly inspiring, nature has long been a desired subject for artists.
But the question remains:
Can Mosaic Art Be Environmentally Friendly?
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.
“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?