Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hungry for mosaic (and Mondrian)

Piet Mondrian Sandwich
This mosaic sandwich, a tribute to Piet Mondrian is the work of artist Brittany Powell and part of her Sandwich Art project, inspired by famous modern and contemporary artists. Britanny Powell used bread with food and condiments to create edible little works of art sandwiches that pay tribute to a specific artist.

Find out more about the Sandwich Art project with more images right here.

Now, let's see more Mondrian!

YSL Mondrian Dress
Mondrian sneakers
A car luggage included
Mondrian face

Dutch artist, Piet Cornelis Mondrian

It's not a coincidence that I chose this specific sandwich for the blog. There's in fact a mosaic character in some of Mondrian's paintings.

Piet Mondrian painting - via guggenheim.org

Piet Mondrian painting - image from romatoday.it
Piet Mondrian painting - image from romatoday.it

Hope you enjoyed this!

A presto!


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mosaic takes you where you want to be

New York

His name is Jazzberry Blue and he is a travelling artist currently based in Toronto.

I've stumbled upon his "mosaic maps" on Twitter a few minutes ago and I said "HOW CREATIVE". And you know what? He is self taught. You don't need a university degree and a Master to do this, do you? And above all, you don't need any sort of certificate or diploma to be mosaicologised. You just have to have MOSAIC in you.

Find out more about this artist and see more of his art by visiting his website jazzberryblue.com.

Have a great weekend!

xo, Magda

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Monday, September 9, 2013

An apron for mosaic artists and students

For some reason, I had this post as a draft and never published it. ...Yes! Now I remember. I wanted to see if I could get a bigger picture for this but this is not possible. Anyway. I hope you like it! :)

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

She's got the look

mosaic by Pasquale Roscigno

Guys or gals, doesn't she have that look that says it all?

Indifference. Lust. Disappointment. Sadness. Intelligence. Class.... Stay out of my way.

This is a mosaic by Pasquale Roscigno, an Italian mosaic artist living in Campania.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mosaic is posh (or what this blog is about)

As I was trying to find something appropriate as a cover for my Facebook Page, I was thinking about what message I have been trying to give to my readers and fans since I started the blog and how this blog has evolved.

It didn't take long to come up with the motto "Mosaic is posh" as I'm already using the word "posh" in my designs. But that's not the reason why. I mean, yes, mosaic is a trend - a timeless trend - and it's associated with prestige and times of prosperity (think Hellenistic times, 6th century and 11th century Byzantium) but mosaic is more than that.

Mosaic can be an inspiration for people who are not directly involved in mosaic making. In my case, I have used mosaic in combination with other things, to show its importance and its influence. I have located clothes, accessories, scarfs, objects that "subconsciously" had mosaic in them and I mosaicologised them. And I did this "unconsciously".

For about three years, I have been doing just that. Bringing mosaic closer to those who don't know it, who never had the chance to touch a mosaic tile or who might have ignored the perfect beauty of mosaic floors. I wanted to exalt mosaic.

I once remember someone's comment that said: "Thanks to you and your blog, I can no longer ignore mosaic floors!"

When I saw Dolce and Gabbana's recent Tailored Mosaic collection, besides almost fainting out of excitement, I knew I was RIGHT. And will you believe that long before the Tailored Mosaic's first appearance on the catwalk, I was envisioning prints of mosaics on silk fabric? But who am I to do such a thing?

If this is promoting mosaic art, I don't know. That's not my objective. My mission is mosaic as fashion and as a superb and exciting art form that's always "in".

Mosaic is posh!

Now thanks to

 Dolce & Gabbana,


Alexander McQueen,




Gwen Stefani

and others,

my seemingly pointless blogging now makes sense!

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Sailing to Byzantium (a poem by Yeats)

Sailing to Byzantium

That is no country for old men. The young
In one another’s arms, birds in the trees
– Those dying generations – at their song,
The salmon‐falls, the mackerel‐crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.

An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium.

O sages standing in God’s holy fire
As in the gold mosaic of a wall,
Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,
And be the singing‐masters of my soul.
Consume my heart away; sick with desire
And fastened to a dying animal
It knows not what it is; and gather me
Into the artifice of eternity.

Once out of nature I shall never take
My bodily form from any natural thing,
But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make
Of hammered gold and gold enamelling
To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;
Or set upon a golden bough to sing
To lords and ladies of Byzantium
Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

I thought this was a beautiful poem to share with you.

Where would you love to "sail" to?

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