“I believe that the slow painstaking mosaic process exposes our personal stories. The difficulties of the journey follow the lines of the glass, where each tessera represents a new encounter, where hues and shades harmonize into new colors. Where the shapes, too close to our noses don’t allow us to recognize the vision as a whole, which we only discover by taking several steps backward and looking with fresh eyes.
Creating a mosaic is a process of pairing, shaping, adding and removing tessera after tessera, until the work is complete. Each piece needs to be chosen taking into consideration the ones that will follow alongwith one that precedes it. It is a process of focused development and creation where the most critical ingredient is passion of the artist.The master of the fine art by using glass tile is Menossi. style and a variety of materials from glass tile to found objects and stone.
Menossi is similar to taking a walk through a candy store. true treat to the heart, mind and eyes. Menossi developed a unique form of glass tile mosaic art in 1998 which initiated his path to what he refers to as "dynamic mosaics." He won so many awards for his art mosaic abstract and recognized for his fine art Portraiture.
The glass tile fine art mosaic portraiture in the hands of the Maestro is a truly amazing, exciting and passionate piece of art. Using the ancient techniques and tools, the hammer and hardi he is able to cut exact and precise pieces of hard glass to shape expressive eyes, the curve of the lips, to design and place the glass with techniques that give depth and perspective to the expressions of the face. Mosaics like this are commonly found in places such as memorials, in people's homes as art on the wall in spas, churches, and public buildings.
He is traveling a new path in and creating a new road for mosaic art, with the advent of his “dynamic mosaics’, the contemporary abstract fine art mosaics. The 3D sculptural mosaics are beautiful, stunning, and have a wide array of types and kinds of material and are so impressive. the viewer might think would be the boundaries of design causing the person viewing the mosaic to move and flow with the design. Viewer have to search among the glass tiles in order to see the hidden objects as Menossi often hides symbols or perhaps a dragon fly in these dynamic mosaics.
The voice with the most strength comes from the total mastery of what has come before us, right up to the time before discovering our personal voice and style as a master. But becoming a master of the work will always miss something if not built upon the explorations of the past before striking out on one's own.
Maestro Menossi in his apprenticeship with Maestro Domenico Colledani of Milan learned and mastered all the fundamentals before he would break away and develop his outstanding career. Now he invites you to join this ancient tradition, by working with him, through direct study and his guidance, as a way of fully developing your own unique style. Menossi mosaic of time, place and tradition is based on the teachings of the ancient tradition, but also an important innovation, which was what mosaic is based on a real and deep understanding and will remain so.
Maestro Menossi believes that it would be disastrous to the students that come to him to learn if he give anything less to the students he is teaching would denigrate and diminish the rich and ancient traditions of mosaic art. The basic skills which are necessary to make stunning mosaics are also need to make figural work, portraits, interpretations, abstract works and the distinct designs that are born from an artist's heart and mind.
Maestro Menossi will establish within you as a student, the deepest roots upon which to build your own unique style, while following tradition in classes on offer in 2010. You will definitely discover your personal voice and style in the Menossi workshops.
In 2010, Maestro Menossi has two classes for two weeks. During initial course from May 16 -28 he will be teaching his portraiture techniques using the Venetian double indirect method, while in subsequent course from May 30 – June 11 he will teach the direct method with the reinterpretation of a Klimt painting.
What reason could there possibly be not to study and work with one of the truly gifted mosaic artists of our time, seize the opportunity... one who mixes concrete traditions with the extensive, stable roots of times long ago. actually were expressed, in Italy coupled with the exciting possibilities of times to come. Approach directly to one of the greatest Maestro of our time, Maestro Giulio Menossi for study.
Be inspired with these extraordinary mosaic art workshops in Italy with Maestro Giulio Menossi.