There are many figures we meet on our life, and who guide us perhaps for short time. I like to remember the years of training at the Scuola Mosaicisti del Fiuli where I met special people, both teachers and students. Are you ready to fly? So the teacher Evelina Della Vedova asked me, giving me… Continue reading My masters at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli
The path that leads to the creation of an artistic mosaic work is certainly long. Not only because it takes a long time to create the mosaic itself, rather because the steps from an idea to set down the tiles are not so predictable. There is a painful part, where I fix on paper with… Continue reading From sketch to mosaic: the interpretation
From my studio window, I can see my neighbor’s entrance. It is covered with many fragments, randomly arranged, to recompose a surface This type of coating is called Palladiana and has distant origins (it was already used in ancient Rome). Today, I often hear this technique fall under the “mosaic category”, perhaps because there are… Continue reading Is this a mosaic?
Sometimes, I think that each tile is a small sculpture and, like a sculptor, the mosaicist must know well the material he uses. The cut of the tile is fundamental in the artistic mosaic: it must be clean and precise, so the card has the desired shape and to occupies the space as I want.… Continue reading Mosaic tiles are the knowledge of the matter
You are on the beach by the sea. You look at the waves and it is a continuous splash, then you look up towards the horizon and everything appears calm and flat. Here: I am inspired by this when I create my mosaic backgrounds. In the artistic mosaic, andamento is used to determine the lines… Continue reading Andamento is the mosaic breath
Tiles, andamento and spacing. When I tell people that I create mosaics, it often happens that they compare them with puzzle. Actually, we all know the puzzle and it is quite spontaneous to define the mosaic art (that is less known) as a joint of colourful tiles. It’s not exactly the same thing! And it… Continue reading What is the mosaic art?