Da anni mi dedico al recupero delle tecniche antiche ... leggi tutto
For years I dedicated myself to learning antique mosaic techniques ... read more
Marlon Brando plays the Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now directed by Francis Ford Copp...
Marlon Brando plays the Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
From a photograph of Vittorio Storaro…
Mosaic made of marble tesseras.
Wall tiles bathroom made of Nero Marquinia and Rosa Portogallo marble layed using a m...
Veneto school of mosaic art. The basic program includes learning the mosaic art techn...
Anna Magnani A Woman Strength, character, intensity. Mosaic portrait made with marble...
Strength, character, intensity.
Mosaic portrait made with marble tesseras.
Rita Hayworth Portrait Artistic moasic made with marble tesseras.
Artistic moasic made with marble tesseras.
Jim Morrison Portrait Artistic mosaic made with Asiago White, Marquinia Black and Bar...
Artistic mosaic made with Asiago White, Marquinia Black and Bardiglio Gray marble tesseras.
Introduction Step by step the work in progress of a mosaic. The idea, the design - ...
The first occurrence of mosaic art date back to the Aegean culture although earlier, ...
The first occurrence of mosaic art date back to the Aegean culture although earlier, in prehistoric Crete, cobblestone floors were made. The first mosaic floors with drawings of white figures on a black background date back to the First Century BC. The introduction of tesseras (small pieces) began in the Hellenistic period and in flooring mosaics three fundamental techniques were already distinguishable:
Opus Sectile (composed of irregular marble slabs);
Tesselatum (with dice tesseras);
Vermiculatum (composed of tiny tesseras).
In the Third Century AD, the golden tesseras appear and in the Christian Age the vitreous paste wall mosaic assumes a style of independent art, arriving at its greatest splendor with the Byzanties. Thanks to the Romans, the figurative flooring mosaic reflourished and with the work of the Cosmateschis the inlay work prevailed.
In the 17th Century tesseras assume almost the function that the brush-stroke has painting. A more and more detailed technique had been evolving and it arrived at its extreme best in 18th Century’s works. In the 19th Century the creation of mosaics on the one hand started using industrial techniques, while on the other hand it assumed a role of further integration with the painter’s work.
The first renown modern artists using mosaics in their works were Gustav Klimt and Antony Gaudì. Both were in a masterly, even though different, way to exert their own magic of mosaic expression and to give mosaic art its own autonomy. Around the 60’s and 70’s the mosaic as a variety of extremely different but available styles and techniques was rediscovered
The mosaic, strongly represented as a traditional artistic craft, now is a medium tha...
The mosaic, strongly represented as a traditional artistic craft, now is a medium that has been projected into the modern era and is treated in a similar way to the other recent artistic trends.
It’s here that fits my idea of artistic workshop where the mosaic art is a way of being, to live together different but extremly complementery elements among them.
For years I have dedicated ourselves to learning the various antique mosaic techniques and so are able to reproduce or refine them to produce a more modernistic style.
In my studios or in collaboration with architects or designers I can create to suit a customers personal requirements interior or exterior floor or wall mosaics, greeks frets, entrance o room centre rosette, modern decorative panels and reproductions of antiques works,artistic mosaics and sacred art, interio architecture with marble and urban furniture works.
All my creations are crafted using valuable materials such as marble, natural stones, vitreous paste and gold.
My other speciality is the insertion of marble inlays into wooden and wrought iron furniture. Dining and living room tables entrance, furniture and bookcases can all be given added elegance and uniqueness through these inlays.
In my workshop I can professionally create a gift or personal furniture item to suit your needs and each will be an original and unique work of art.
Now occupy a fundamental space in my career choices portraits.
I organize basic and advanced courses for groups or individuals.
Courses can take place either in my laboratory and in other locations if required by specific educational projects.
Rita Benzoni was born to Ravenna in 1964. She attended the Artistic school end she gr...
Rita Benzoni was born to Ravenna in 1964.
She attended the Artistic school end she graduated in Decoration at the Arts Academy of her city. Started its service by participating in the restoration of the mosaic floor in the Cathedral of Otranto and continue as a mosaicist and designer of modern art mosaic.
She has collaborated with the Consorzio Veneto restoration and exhibited her works in many group shows and personal exhitition.
In 2012 she had a stint as a writer by publishing the book: “Niggers…? Black…? Of color…? Of complexion!!!”.
Now she lives and works between the Romagna and the Veneto where is the artistic workshop.
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