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Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Baby wolf. Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Baby wolf. 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.

Wolf closeup. Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Wolf closeup. Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

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:

Work in progress, creating wolf mosaic painting

Work in progress, creating wolf mosaic painting

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.

Bear hunting

Bear hunting

Flowers mosaics by Ural House Masters

Flowers mosaics by Ural House Masters

Horse. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Horse. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Mistress of Copper Mountain

Mistress of Copper Mountain

Old times. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Old times. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Owl. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Owl. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Owl. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Owl. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Rose. Beautiful mosaics by Ural House Masters

Rose. Beautiful mosaics by Ural House Masters

Sparrow. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Sparrow. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Sunflower

Sunflower

Vase with flowers. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Vase with flowers. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Watch out – hunting cat. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters

Watch out - hunting cat. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters. Hunting cat, detail

Watch out – hunting cat. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters. Hunting cat, detail

Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Watch out – hunting cat. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters. Sleeping dog, detail

Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Watch out – hunting cat. Florentine mosaics by Ural House Masters. Sparrows, detail

White flower. Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

White flower. Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

Wild rose flower

Wild rose flower. Ural House Masters Florentine mosaics

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