Roman Mosaics, in details

Izmir Archeological Museum’s mosaic collection includes the Aegean Coast, Roman Times mosaics. One of my favorite ones here is a close-up of a scene including Dionysus, Ariadne and Pan.

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Fall in love with Nature and Culture, drop in mosaic pendant workshop

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois: Sundays

“This fall, we’re exploring connections between nature and culture with 4 month-long series of programs on water, trees, rocks and minerals, and ice and snow. We’ll look at the ways different cultures have used natural resources, explained natural phenomena, and found inspiration in the world around them. Examine artifacts, hear stories, and dig into sample materials. Experts from around town and campus will offer demonstrations and discussions. All programs are free and available on a drop-in schedule.”

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Ekphrasis

Socrates explains :

"You know, Phaedrus, that is the strange thing about writing, which makes it truly correspond to painting.

The painter's products stand before us as though they were alive,

but if you question them, they maintain a most majestic silence.

It is the same with written words; they seem to talk

to you as if they were intelligent, but if you ask them anything

about what they say, from a desire to be instructed,

they go on telling you just the same thing forever".

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The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BC, is a Roman floor mosaic originally from the House of the Faun in Pompeii.[1] It depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia and measures 2.72 by 5.13 metres (8 ft 11 in × 16 ft 10 in).[2] The original is preserved in the Naples National Archaeological Museum. The mosaic is believed to be a copy of an early 3rd-century BC Hellenistic painting.[3]

mosaic art and design direction, 2018

To investigate subject areas of curiosity takes time. I did not have a plan, or a map for a specific goal. I was only letting go to the search without any deadline or objective. 

After three years and five full of notebooks, this is only a scratched surface, but also one step forward for a more defined direction.

| Contemporary ways of seeing the Art of Mosaic |

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mosaicist notebook

quite excited about this portfolio book that I have finished today!

mosaicist notebook is about my daily observations, hands and eyes on trials, sketches, experiments, ideas and any other attempts to search essence of this ancient art form, mosaic, in the context of contemporary with a twist of my own in abstraction.

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