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Category Archive: Mosaics

Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Flight on a red bird over the city. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Irina Charny is a self-taught mosaicist, creating amazing mosaic paintings. Material for her works – broken mirrors, glass, pebbles, beads, buttons, pieces of pottery, shells, stones. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny is a true work of art. The artist says about herself: “As a child growing up in Russia, even before I knew they were called mosaics, I created collages from pieces of broken glass, rocks, paper, seashells, and bits of crockery found in the street”. Irina Charny was born in Russia, now lives in California. Her mosaic represents harmony between Man and Nature – bright, vivid, filled with plot content. Here are people, music, dance, beautiful scenery, butterflies, birds, flowers.
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Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture

Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture. Lark. Mosaic Sculpture made of glass, gold mosaic, opalescent glass, silvered glass, murrine, iron, cement, resin

Stunning Lark. Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture made of glass, gold mosaic, opalescent glass, silvered glass, murrine, iron, cement, resin

Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture
Born in Venice in 1969, Italian artist Dusciana Bravura graduated from the Institute of mosaic art in Ravenna. After graduation, she studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. According to family tradition, began working with her father Marco Bravura, participating in the creation of nine important works commissioned by local authorities.
Meanwhile, Dusciana Bravura gained fame for her work on “The Thousand and One Nights”. In this work she combined murrina wedges and other elements in elegant harmony of colors and shapes.
Delicate gradations of light and shadow that looks something geometric and certain, the curvilinear and abstract inevitably attract the eye. However, best of all Dusciana managed to use the ancient mosaic technique in the modern context, giving life to an imaginary universe populated with mirrors and animals.
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Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Metal junk sculpture by Andrey K is only a part of a large art collection created by him. Amazingly talented and creative artist Andrey K (b. 1972) lives in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the far East of Russia. He works as an electrician of communications. However, the soul of an artist finds a way out after work in his spare time. Meanwhile, Andrew K. is talented in everything he does – photography, sculpture, mosaic, and decorative work. Endowed by god artist sees inspiration in everything. And what happiness it is, when a person has a non-standard view of the world. Undoubtedly, the gallery of his work is worthy of an art exhibition of high level, but Andrew does not even have a website to show his work to the world.
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Flower kaleidoscope by Anatoly Vostochny

Autumn twisting. Flower kaleidoscope by Anatoly Vostochny

Autumn twisting. Flower kaleidoscope by Anatoly Vostochny

Flower kaleidoscope by Anatoly Vostochny
Talented photographer and poet Anatoly Vostochny is the author of the gallery of more than 10 thousand pictures on different themes. In particular, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, animals, children, genre, travel, black and white, and retro. Meanwhile, from the extensive collection of photographs I have chosen a series of photographs called “Flower Kaleidoscope “.
In fact they are bright positive pictures processed in Photoshop. Anatoly lives and works in Odessa, but stresses that he was born in the USSR. “Soviet Union – is my homeland, my family, my home. I come from Mariupol. And now I have there children, grandchildren and many relatives: only siblings cousins – 44 of them. So it is really my city …. Well and Donbass … Although I lived in Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Vorkuta … How many good things were in the USSR”.
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Mandjos Mosaic art

Mandjos Mosaic art

Andrey Mandjos standing next to his creation. Mandjos Mosaic art

Mandjos Mosaic art
Noteworthy, enamel mosaic by Andrey Mandjos is an entirely new direction in the world of fine art, not knowing any analogue in the history of mosaics. And in the history of enamel, made of classic jewelry materials – non-ferrous metals and hot enamel. In fact, this mosaic revolution occurred in the beginning of the XXI century. The most elite and expensive type of jewelry art – the art of enamel used in the creation of outstanding awards, salary icons of various objects and ornaments, including the famous Faberge Easter eggs.
Such artistic breakthrough in the history of world culture is very rare, once in a hundred years. Meanwhile, its author has a patent of the Russian Federation and Mandjos Mosaic – officially recognized in 2012. According to international art experts, Mandjos Mosaic art is a national treasure of Russia, worth museum collections.
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Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl

Circus of Earthly Delights. Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl. 34th Street Subway Station, NYC

Circus of Earthly Delights. Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl. 34th Street Subway Station, NYC

Mosaic mural by Eric Fischl
Born in 1948, in Long Island, New York City, Eric Fischl is a talented American painter and sculptor. He created realistic glass mosaic mural “Circus of Earthly Delights” at 34th Street Subway Station, Manhattan, in 1998. Later Fischl moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he attended Phoenix College and the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. He came back to New York City in 1978. “Circus of Earthly Delights” mosaics was dedicated to circus performances “The Greatest Show on Earth”, which was held annually at Madison Square Garden next to the Penn Station. Creating the large scale glass mosaics, Eric Fischl wanted “a passing passenger to forget about the daily routine and go on a journey of the spirit that comes from peace and harmony through the strangeness and chaos, and back again.”
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Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics. Alice, Hatter, Cinque

Hatter, Cinque and Alice – The Way Out. Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics by Liliana Porter, 1994

Alice in Wonderland New York Metro mosaics

Twenty years ago New York based Argentinian artist Liliana Porter created four terracotta mosaic murals. In particular, “Alice: the way out” at the New York Metro Station (MTA Arts for Transit); 50th Station 1-9 lines (Manhattan). The idea of four mosaics on the walls of the station depicting Lewis Carroll’s character “Alice in Wonderland” – inspired by Broadway theaters located near the metro station.
Meanwhile, Liliana Porter left to the viewer the opportunity to supplement the details of shadow figures with their imagination. However, there are reasons that limit the flight of fantasy. And these reasons are simple – the childhood haunting illustrations by John Tenniel.
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