Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics
The main activity of the Ural House Masters – creating highly artistic stone products: boxes, icons, desk sets, clocks, candle holders, sculptures and paintings in the technique of Florentine mosaic. More than 400 years mosaic artists all over the world work in the technique, known as Florentine mosaic. In 1580 in Florence, was founded a workshop owned by the Medici family. The workshop created the best examples of mosaic works, that caused imitation throughout Europe and in Russia. Finally, the Florentine mosaic technique was formed in the XVII century. It is based on the use of natural stone pattern: layers, veins, dendritic (tree-like patterns), stains, strokes. This mosaic is called “shadow”. For Florentine mosaics, usually used hard stones: jasper, lapis lazuli, flint, porphyry and others. Well, today, Florentine mosaic has gone far ahead, and Russian mosaic artists from Ural House Masters achieved tremendous success in this work, unique and exclusive.
Building panels of stone in the technique of Florentine mosaic – is very time-consuming and painstaking work, sometimes the width of one piece is less than a millimeter. Examples of different stages in the photo:
As you can see pictures from stones of various colors and shades by hand is very time-consuming and painstaking work that requires from a master not only the accuracy in fitting parts and a good artistic taste in the selection of colors, so every stone is unique and the result – a real work of art, that can’t be repeated. The uniqueness of the paintings executed in the technique of Florentine mosaic is their exclusivity.