Saturday 10th November ended the tenth study stay, organized by theEnte Friuli nel Mondo, thanks to the contribution of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region – Minority and Regional Languages Service abroad and in collaboration with the Mosaic School of Friuli, aimed at descendants of Friulians emigrated abroad and aimed at getting to know the ancient art of mosaic.
The experience for the twelve guests this year was more than positive, as their smiles and the works carried out demonstrate.
Arrived October 28th from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Canada, motivated by professional interest, artistic passion and willingness to rediscover their roots and re-establish a bond with the homeland of their families, they learned, under the guidance of the mosaic teacher Eleonora Zannier in the classrooms of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, the basic elements of mosaic techniques, from the cutting and preparation of materials with the use of the martellina, to the study of trends through the technique of direct laying of the tesserae.
In these two weeks of stay they tried their hand at interpreting traditional themes inspired by the Roman era and then experimenting with compositions with freer and more contemporary solutions, so as to understand the sense of the origins of the mosaic but also all its relevance.
The small works produced express commitment, creativity and enthusiasm and will, once they are at home overseas, testify to this period of knowledge and exchange.
The fellow countrymen also had the opportunity to see significant places in our region, such as Palmanova, Grado, Aquileia, Trieste and Redipuglia. They visited Spilimbergo, professional mosaic laboratories and a furnace for the production of enamels.
The delivery of the attendance certificates on the last day of the lesson was a moment of joy and further exchange with the organizers which bodes well for the continuation of this initiative for our fellow countrymen abroad, where the mosaic becomes a way to discover the Friuli region Venezia Giulia, its art and its artisan knowledge, opportunities for knowledge and exchange.