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.
14 Jun 2016
As we approach the end of the decade, we can perceive that mosaic art has developed techniques and processes which elevate it form craft to art. However, this affirmation needs to be contextualized. There appears to be a consensus that Art (in general) taken as a whole, is in trouble. Despite booming museum attendance, and the undeniable amount of new creative output and visions, there is still a deep-seated feeling that we have fallen from style. Nowadays, the tension between idealism and materialism is very elevated, and public estimation is discerned to be moving from dissatisfaction with contemporary art to animosity. Although in the intellectual social order, the quarrel of art is losing appeal, but art as “pluralism”, will never become superseded. In my opinion a new paradigm will emerge before the end of the 21st century. This vision has been predicted since about the turn of the millennium and could be unveiled by 2030 or sooner. Where does the paradigm begin, though? This article offers a brief glimpse into the future of mosaic art and a sneak peek at the expected paradigm.
08 Jun 2016
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous color and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to color.Meet Liz West and have a look at her recent masterpiece in the former St John’s Church building:
01 Jun 2016
Looking for new ways to understand mosaics? Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks? In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws. In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!
26 May 2016
There are a gazillion ways to take stock of inspiration in the art scene; critical reception, popularity and competency are the most common paradigms among them. As the art world continues to swell up, it sometimes gets the knickers in a twist. Countless observers have attempted to make sense of the last century, a time of widespread technological change, wild economic fluctuations, two world wars and two remarkable Roosevelts. Nevertheless, some great art scenes were flourishing in São Paulo, Singapore, and Istanbul, creating a similar alliance around the global financial capitals of New York and London. Thus, inspired the core contingency of the art world to make a yearly journey, crisscrossing the globe to witness the greatest art cities! Numerous mosaics have been created to pay tribute or memorialize a certain epoch or movement. Mosaic art is increasingly global in the art scenes of today, with a larger population, wider territory, and greater number of nationalities than ever before. The art form prevailing debate, however, has yet to appear in the Art Cities of the Future. In this article, I’m going to take you on a brief walkthrough through the 5 mosaic art cities of the future:
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?