Several striking mosaics by Olga Goulandris, including the mysterious “Oratio”, are now placed in a special MR Favorites folder on the Mosaic Review website.
Veronica Pollini solo mosaic exhibition will start in the near future at the Gli Eroici Furori gallery in Milan. Veronica will present her latest mosaics – a collection of circular mosaic worlds inspired by the symbols of our ancient past and the relevance of our present. ВThe mosaic exhibition was supposed to open on November…
The mosaic project “CovidOff Summer” has finished recently (in August)) at the Belyaevo Gallery in Moscow. Mosaic review magazine publishes a slightly belated review of the past mosaic event.) Unfortunately the global COVID-19 pandemic continues in 2020 and is not going to stop. A lot of exhibition projects the organizers were forced to either postpone…
A mosaic art project to support the medical staff continues at the Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital in Ravenna. «And … we went out to see the stars again» – this Dante’s phrase united and inspired 40 artists to make an installation for the Ravenna hospital. Based on the idea by Felice Nittolo, head of…
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The main goal of the mosaic magazine is to make a connection between mosaic artists and modern society, presenting the mosaic as an ancient, but at the same time incredible contemporary art.
By opening mosaic works by mosaic artists to the wide audience, we try to promote the popularization of mosaic as much as possible.
At the same time, we would like to see our magazine like a place where beginners in mosaic and other people interested in mosaic could easier understand the modern trends in contemporary mosaic. They will be able to see with their own eyes how different and multidirectional modern mosaic is.
Mosaic has always been perceived as an integral part of a holistic architectural image, being a decorative and semantic component of temple structures and civil buildings, introducing final strokes into the concept of these objects and enhancing the sound of architecture. Like skin, it was inextricably linked with its body – the walls of the building, feeding on them the energy of design and giving the final charm and completeness of the architect’s intention.
Most of the mosaic works are still considered by us in connection with the object on which it is located. Such subordination, the dependence of the mosaic on the place seems familiar and natural. The mosaic that we can observe in our natural habitat – the city – for the most part is crowned with an artistic image of monumental architectural objects, whether it be churches, palaces or pavilions of metro stations.
The idea of the natural connection of mosaics with an architectural object was developed in the concept of the existence of mosaics, referring to the ancient times of the creation of the world, when the rocks surrounding us were born, melting in unpredictable combinations.
Based on this concept, the stone used in the mosaic has a story with which the duration of human life is a fleeting moment. Therefore, the stone deserves a reverent, sensitive to itself attitude and a decent environment for itself, where its chipped dissected remains must find their peace in eternal harmony with the foundation, cement and base.
Such works are not always part of the architecture now. They can be separate mosaic panels, but the artist models, reconstructs the mentally imaginary environment by choosing the basis, tone and composition, creating by these means a kind of transitional matter, harmonizing the connection with the outside world.
The question of whether a mosaic work belongs to a specific and unique place, where it can only be organic, still remains a question, a challenge for the artist. Until recently, only a handful of artists dared to argue with their mosaics with paintings. These artists are convinced that the mosaic should have and has the meaning of the work, living independently in space, is a conceptual object.
This understanding of mosaic as a self-contained object, forming a surrounding reality for itself, has recently received the greatest development. There are no barriers to ideas, imagination, materials and their combinations.