Mosaico&Mosaici 2020 exhibition ended on Sunday 30 August, which saw the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli welcome numerous visitors every day, curious to look at (and touch) the works created by the students in the 2019/2020 formative year, but also to enter a historical and international institution that has been preparing mosaic art professionals for over ninety years.
Over 5,000 visitors: mostly visitors from different Italian regions as well as ours; to them is added a smaller percentage of foreigners. Undoubtedly, the daily openings throughout the month of August favored access, as well as the exhibition proposal that combined the temporary exhibition with the possibility of visiting the spaces of the School.
However, it is a fact that despite the difficulties of the current year, the interest in art has never waned and this is also evidenced by the positive comments and appreciations collected by the staff of the School or left by visitors in the registers or on the classroom blackboards set up for the exhibition.
This result is a success for the School: it has always been committed not only in training but also in dissemination and study, knowing that so many people have come into contact with the ancient art of mosaic witnessed by the works on display is the certainty that many prejudices and stereotypes about the mosaic have been swept away. In fact, the mosaic is capable of adapting to contemporary expressiveness, of declining into furnishing elements, of responding to functional and aesthetic needs and in any case also of continuing to pass on that classical tradition represented by Roman floors known to all.
Now at the end of the exhibition, of which the catalog remains, a volume full of illustrations that can be purchased at the School, the classrooms are again organized for the conduct of professional courses of the first, second and third year. However, some students are already present in the School to take practical lessons in mosaic and terrazzo, preparatory to the imminent start of the 2020/2021 training year which will be officially inaugurated on Monday 28 September at 8.30.