09 Nov 2016
Mosaics are not strange to the Oriental world. Since the beginnings of the Muslim faith, mosaics had been used to symbolize the oneness of God who has no beginning and no end. Since it is forbidden in this religion, to represent God in human figure, mosaics in the form of geometric and calligraphy have been created. As a result, Mosaic practitioners perfected tiling in a sequential and symmetric pattern.
02 Nov 2016
Home owners have always struggled with the notion of whether or not to purchase a handmade mosaic made of glass. With the proliferation of different types of mosaic materials, such as ceramics, quartz, travertine, and marble, the challenge specially presents itself when it comes to a backsplash mosaic. As such, choosing the right material can be quite of a nuisance. However, since glass mosaics is the center of this article, we should only focus on his positive and negative attributes, to allow decorators to reasonably come to a good decision. So is a glass mosaic suitable to be used as a backsplash? We will see in a jiffy.
24 Oct 2016
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.
20 Jun 2016
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.
18 May 2016
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?
10 May 2016
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?