jerusalem-olive-tree
15 Sep 2016

Art and The Ancient Secrets of the Tree of Life

With deep and sacred meanings, the “Tree Of Life” became a spiritual icon in many of the world’s cultures and religions. The tree was associated with both negative and positive or duality, even in Christianity. It first appeared in the book of Genesis, as being planted with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Many cultures observe the verve and fate of trees, and the seasonal death and revival of their foliage, as spiritual motifs of rebirth, renewal, and death. As it mediates between Eden and earth, with roots that lever deep into the soil and twigs that embrace the heaven. It’s a celestial symbol of the soul’s journey through the third density world of spiritual and mundane aspects. This article traces its meaning back to the ancient times, taking a closer look at the “Tree of Life” symbol, and delve into its origins and history to uncover a deeper esoteric significance.
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mosaic-art-map
07 Sep 2016

Mosaic Art Story: New World Cartography

Maps have been used as a way to analyze the geographic nature of chronicles for over a century now. Terra Incognita and maps are still employed by young scholars and literature students to better estimate the narrative course of geography, and how it could influence the narrative to a meticulous layout or landscape. These maps have been mostly influenced by passionate bookworms, thrilled to follow in the steps of their favorite book-Idols and Superhero-film characters. Travel and tourism agencies have also played a great part in exploiting the cities of blockbuster and bestseller movies and novels. Maps have not only been used to interpret and geo-locate storyline but to manipulate them as well. The narrative power of maps has been sanctioned widely by authors and filmmakers. Nonetheless, nowadays we witness the narrative power of maps endorsed creatively in many contemporary mosaic artworks. Although, the mosaic Map of Madaba was discovered in 1896 and became instantly renowned as an exceptional mosaic map, but the contemporary mosaics of our time are far beyond a two-dimensional catalog of locations. Today’s article is another short brief stop at the breathtaking Contemporary Mosaic Maps of Rachel Sager, and how to visualize the new world cartography.
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mosaic-art-patras-greece
31 Aug 2016

Archaeological Museum of Patras: Mosaic Art Muse

When most sightseers think of exploring Greece, Athens and Santorini are the first sites that come to mind. While both are equally sublime, I think a journey through the art and history of Patras is far better. Due to its distant location, the museum of Patras is not as popular with travelers and art historians as other museums in Athens. I recently road-tripped around the northern Peloponnese, to explore one of the regional capital of Western Greece: Patras. This beautiful city is full of archaeological sites and huge Roman Theaters and not to forget the lust and wonder of the Roman Mosaics in its Museum. Breathtaking to walk around at your own tempo, you’ll be stopping around each mosaic mural for one incredible human fascination to make history come alive again. Today’s article is a short brief stop at the breathtaking Archaeological Museum Of Patras, maintaining a sense of curiosity and empathy, so you’d still want to go and explore it yourself!
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mosaic-new-cycle
20 Aug 2016

Mosaics: A New Cycle of Evolution

Going back 4,000 years or more, mosaic art was a principle and a form of expression. It was the art that complemented architecture and was considered to be an impressive asset. Nowadays, you see mosaic murals and artworks everywhere, ornamenting streets or decorating homes and monuments. Mosaics in home decor, mosaics for walls, mosaics for floors, tables and home accessories: They’re all two-to-a-penny. Today, a new vision promises an unfolding turmoil in this art form to turn our wardrobes into an art gallery and our bodies into a three-dimensional canvas of all colors and square shapes. Calling this a new cycle of evolution was a bit challenging because this trend has been around since early 2014, when a collection of mosaic icons exploded onto Dolce&Gabbana’s runway. Although, they put so much passion in their mosaic collection, and in creating mosaics on shoes, dresses, jewels and bags, but unfortunately their collection turned out to be short-lived and somehow failed to become a “Prêt à porter” craze.
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mosaic-tile-art-wall
12 Aug 2016

Dial-Up the Dazzle: Mosaic Wall Art

As I already clarified in a previous article, mosaic wall has evolved into a sophisticated, yet affordable home interior art form. This art form marks an adventurous new direction in today’s homes. Now, is the right time to forget everything you thought you knew about mosaic art. The stalwartly minimalist, antique, and pricey home ornament has a completely new course. In a recent collaboration with mosaic artists, architects and artisans, the art form has released a new vision, to transform this antique, traditional mosaic art of Byzantine and Roman eras into a contemporary, yet fashionable ornament. Taking a nod from the latest decorative avant-garde aesthetic, mosaic art is plastering everything from walls and ceilings, to floors, landscapes and home accessories.
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bathroom-tile
05 Aug 2016

Mosaic Designs: Are They Timeless or Timely?

Historically, this art form has been in a process of constant evolution, as it has always been closely intertwined with the history of art and antiquity.These last few years have been mosaic dreams, people are becoming more interested in the art and science of mosaics. However, it’s hard to identify if it’s going to bond or disperse down in history as the next trends of bygone eras. Home decor trends come and go and suddenly, come back again. With many emerging mosaic designs, some will have a persistent power, and some will disperse with cozy breakfast nooks. Where the question remains: How long will the trend last? Is it Timeless or Timely, and what should I expect in the coming year?
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