26 Oct 2016
Recent statistics assert that perhaps the last of all the varied creations of the numerous ranges of mosaic art to reach the appreciation of Western public are marble mosaics. Little interest, compared with that flooded on stained glass mosaics, has been given to marble either in European or American art shows, except for Ancient Roman mosaics. So Far as the West is concerned it is also possible to describe this lack by analyzing the main circumstances under which the familiarity with the art form was created. In modern times most Westerners gave value to the ancient art form, and yet forgot to examine the contemporary movement which has been dramatically evolving over the centuries. Nevertheless, this art form is now experiencing a major revival in the Western World. Amid strong stimulation and miscellaneous prices, mosaics are increasingly attracting the attention of art collectors worldwide. Today’s article covers an orderly knowledge towards the creation and the energy about mosaic craftsmanship from the Western point of view and the growth of interest.
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.
19 Oct 2016
Journey to the heart of Tuscany is actually the first article I dedicate to Tuscany: the city of artistic legacy, art renaissance, charming architecture and hidden corners. Tuscany is also believed to be one of the world’s most important cores for mosaic art. Today’s article examines the significance of mosaic art as one of the most inspiring art forms it Tuscany and contemplating its evolution throughout the city.
12 Oct 2016
Few legends in the world of art can maintain the balance between the paradoxical blend of modesty and resourcefulness. Kate Rattray is one of them! I’m especially thrilled to share this in-depth interview with Kate Rattray, the humble yet brilliant mosaicist living and working in Somerset, UK. Inspired by the force, composition and hues of nature, her work tells the story of an ancient allegory that perceives the world as a primitive and magical place. The enchantment of her mosaic artworks amplifies a piece of splendor, both literally and allegorically and pushes your estimate limits concerning her exceptional source of motivation. In this exclusive interview, Kate talks more in-depth abou
04 Oct 2016
Encaustic Tiles are not so much a trend as an “Embracing Change in the Home Decor Industry.” In other words, it’s an up-to-the-minute style that comes in and out of fashion largely in response to home decorating trends. During the Gothic Revival era, for example, craftsmen made a great effort to revolutionize encaustic tiles and make them available to the general public again. However, in 1935, after reaching a supreme development, the medium had fallen out or otherwise endangered. Today’s article is a short brief stop at Encaustic Tile and a reminder of how such media fall in and out of vogue.
28 Sep 2016
One of my prime indulgences as a child was a small sculpture I created using play dough, where seemingly phenomenal visions stamped in the purity of a child’s creativity. My eyes are still shimmering from that night! Since then, my utmost feeling of artistry gained its meaning in opposition to and as embroidery of what it meant to be a “Texture”. When I looked up the word “Texture” in the dictionary, the well-expected definition was: a surface or utmost layer of an entity, and explained as smooth/ rough, soft or hard, and etc. For me, it appears to have a widened sense of meaning. I personally identify it as a basic aspect of life and art. Operational with insightful nerves, our hands and skin have the capacity to distinguish it. It’s one of the mankind’s greatest pleasures in the perceptible sensation of different strokes. In visual art it’s typical to any of the vital elements of art, can improve and magnify the artist’s passion. Therefore, nowadays many artists are using it as a major instrument in paintings, mosaic, and sculptures. Today’s article is a short brief stop at the meaning of texture, and how to visualize it in mosaic art.