Stefano Toria

Mosaic Tips & Tricks – #9

Le «Sezioni»«Sections» From the late 19th century, architectural mosaic processing methods have been developed which allow the work to be prepared in the artist’s workshop, and later assembled in its destination site «section»-wise. Before, works had always been performed on site – like in the ancient times. Modern methods allow the mosaicist to work more …

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Mosaic Tips & Tricks – #8

A «spacco»«Split» side The natural stone most frequently used for making mosaics is marble. The Mohs scale of mineral hardness classifies marble as a semi-hard material -between 3º and 5º-. The generic term «marble» is indeed imprecise; however, I shall not expand on the subject now. Marble lends itself well to being worked split side …

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Mosaic Tips & Tricks – #7

«Quale supporto?»«What support?» The permanent support of a mosaic is a crucial part of the work. What kind of support shall receive the mosaic is a vital and essential part of the planning phase. In deciding, the following factors must be considered: location, indoors or outdoors placement on floor or wall self-supporting or structural level …

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MosArtek Tips & Tricks – #5

«Mosaic Language»(Linguaggio Musivo) Every art discipline has its own «language», a specific proprietary semantic. When an artwork, that has been executed in other art forms, must be interpreted in Mosaic Language, it must undergo a simplification in its patterns and areas of colour. In painting, colour is obtained by mixing other colours. The mosaic artist …

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