Sunday, April 11, 2010

Acqui Terme, Italy: charming horse mosaic - un cavallino stupendo in mosaico - ένα υπέροχο αλογάκι σε ψηφιδωτό

I have recently discovered the existence of this wonderful black and white horse head mosaic from Acqui Terme while doing some other search on the internet. When I googled Acqui Terme mosaics to find out more, I was surprised to see that not much information had cropped up. These mosaics may not be flashy, colourful or striking but they are charming in a minimalist "almost modern" way. Being a big fan of simple yet charming things, when it comes to mosaic art I am captivated by the glittering gold just as much as by the "humble" black and white. Oh yes, another idea for a post. Black and white. Why do I have to keep coming up with ideas that I have little time to work on?

Πρόσφατα ανακάλυψα την ύπαρξη αυτού του υπέροχου ψηφιδωτού σε μαύρο και άσπρο που εικονίζει το κεφάλι ενός αλόγου φτιαγμένο με ψηφίδες από το Acqui Terme ενώ έψαχνα κάτι άλλο στο διαδύκτιο. Μετά όταν έριξα μιά ματιά στο Google για τα ψηφιδωτά του Acqui Terme για να μάθω κάτι περισσότερο μου έκανε εντύπωση που δεν εμφανίστηκαν πολλά αποτελέσματα. Αυτά τα ψηφιδωτά μπορεί να μην είναι εκθαμπωτικά, λουσμένα στο χρώμα ή εντυπωσιακά αλλά είναι γοητευτικά με ένα μινιμαλιστικό "σχεδόν μοντέρνο" τρόπο. Είμαι μεγάλη οπαδός των απλών πραγμάτων που είναι συνάμα γοητευτικά και έτσι όσον αφορά στην τέχνη του ψηδιδωτού με συναρπάζει τόσο το λαμπερό χρυσό όσο και το "ταπεινό" μαυρόασπρο. Να μία άλλη ιδέα για ανάρτηση. Μαύρο και άσπρο. Μα γιατί πρέπει πάντα να μου έρχονται ιδέες τις οποίες δεν έχω αρκετό χρόνο να επεξεργαστώ;

Di recente mentre stavo cercando di una cosa su internet ho scoperto dell'esistenza di questo stupendo mosaico in bianco e nero con la testa di un cavallino da Acqui Terme. Dopo quando ho cercato su Google i mosaici di Acqui Terme mi sono stupita di trovare poche cose. Questi mosaici forse non sono splendenti o pieni di colore o non fanno colpo ma sono affascinanti in un modo minimalista e "quasi moderno." Essendo una tifosa delle cose semplici e nello stesso momento fini, quando si parla dell’arte del mosaico sono affascinata sia dall'oro scintillante che dal “modesto” bianco e nero. Ecco un’altra idea per un post. Bianco e nero. Ma perché devo sempre inventarmi delle idee se non ho tempo di elaborarle?

note: The post was originally written in English and then translated into Greek and Italian.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is s gorgeous work of art, thank you for sharing it. I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my blog! It is nice to know you understand what it is like to be busy with another profession! Your blog is amazing, and you are sooo talented, I looked and the photos of your own work and it is amazing. And I love that you write in both italian and english, that is very neat!! Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, how do I follow your blog?


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