The exhibition MOSAICS an evolving tradition… opens on Saturday 7th December at 4.00 pm at the Terrazza a Mare in Lignano Sabbiadoro. It will be possible to visit it throughout the Christmas period, until 31 January.
The exhibition, commissioned by the Municipality of Lignano, is curated by the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. Through a selection of works created by the students of the School over the last few years, we want to highlight the artistic potential of the mosaic and in particular of contemporary mosaic, also declined in design.
Over forty works will be exhibited. It starts from the Roman and Byzantine tradition represented by the revival of mosaics of the basilicas of Aquileia and San Giusto in Trieste, to move on to the first public success of the Mosaic School of Friuli which, established in 1922, the following year worked on the fountain designed by Raimondo D’Aronco for the Biennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Monza. Great space is dedicated to the mosaic updated to the current expressive forms.
The Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in fact, if it enhances the history of the mosaic and the tradition of the territory, it also promotes research, experimentation and comparison with the contemporary dimension and culture. In fact, during the three years of training provided for by the School, students learn different methods of execution and styles: from the mosaic of antiquity, characterized by regularity and with a surface that tends to be flat, to the tactile and light vibrations obtained from the combination of multiform tiles, where colors, leaks and inclinations respond to new sensibilities.
In this way we will admire large panels inspired by works by well-known artists, mosaic sculptures, design solutions in which the mosaic is not just a coating, but becomes a constitutive element.
The exhibition will therefore be an opportunity to learn about and appreciate an art that, although ancient, is capable of renewing itself and keeping up with the times thanks to the skill and creativity of mosaic masters.