GLASS MOSAIC ON A GLASS OR WOODDEN SUPPORT
The first examples of Greek mosaic are on the floor made of cobblestones and conceived as carpets with geometric borders and a figurative central image representing animals, hunting scenes and mythological characters.
With the Romans the mosaic is broadly widespread. It’s no longer conceived as a carpet; it covers the entire floor, instead.
Towards the end of the Roman Empire the wall mosaic with glass pieces is amply used in Nymphaeums, fountains and pools.
The Byzantine mosaic, which Ravenna is the highest symbol of, represents one of the most perfect examples of this decorative technique. The mosaic indeed replaced almost all paintings in churches and also in portable icons.
In later periods a kind of mixed mosaic (made with colored enamels, gold, marble and glass pieces) diffuses.
This course gives the chance of appreciating glass, a stiff but at the same time ductile material.
One can learn to create a panel, a mirror, a picture with a special technique.
* Studying of several different working methods. Introduction to the material and its functions.
* Planning and cutting of the glass/mirror.
* Sticking of the pieces and plastering.
Sheets, tracing paper, pencils, felt-tip pens.
Glass cutter, square, pliers.
Glue, plaster, cleaning material.
Once the course is finished, students will keep for themselves the object they have made.
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