Drawings
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5M ago
History of drawings, from Renaissance to the Contemporary today, is a new interest for me. Form without a content, and in addition to the lightness of the mediums that I use, motivates me to work this new challenge through, to eventually discover how it is going to develop for me, let’s say, into a painting ..read more
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Meander
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
The imaginative, contemplative, and intuitive aspects of mosaic-making attracted me to this ancient art form. The poetry of rhythm, material tactility, and visual language of each piece all contribute to the vision of the maker. In addition, appreciating time- honored mosaic techniques, but innovating with today’s materials to create contemporary compositions is a fascinating process. I approach mosaics with the mindset of a child, the curiosity of a researcher, and the heart of a maker. I love making mosaics that speak in abstract terms while independently studying the space between the ancie ..read more
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Short Statement
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
Ancient mosaics depicts movement, triggers a sense of tactility and activates participation of the viewer; same with modern color, materials and design. Integrated with art on the basis design and of abstract relationships, contemporary mixed media mosaics connects with its past and offers new insights into each other. By synthesizing different materials, and color interactions, contemporary mosaics urge the impulse of creating new stories ..read more
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Mosaicist Layers
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
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The combinations we get with red are endless. ...
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
The combinations we get with red are endless. color studies aim to produce distinct effects. where, how much and how often we use a color defines the expression ..read more
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Beauty of the fragments
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
Asàrotos òikos mosaic ( at the Gregoriano Profano Museum ) “This splendid mosaic, made up of tiny pieces of glass and coloured marble once decorated the floor of the dining room of a villa on the Aventine Hill in Rome at the time of the Emperor Hadrian. The decorative theme is that known as asàrotos òikos, or "the unswept floor", created in the second century B.C. by Sosos of Pergamon and here by the artist Heraclitus, who has signed his name. The artist has created a floor which seems to be covered with the debris of a banquet, the remains that would normally be swept away: one can identify ..read more
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Roman Mosaics, in details
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
Izmir Archeological Museum’s mosaic collection includes the Aegean Coast, Roman Times mosaics. One of my favorite ones here is a close-up of a scene including Dionysus, Ariadne and Pan ..read more
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Woman Made Gallery, Chicago : small works member show, 2018
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
being part of this group show at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago makes my 2018 a very good year ..read more
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Fall in love with Nature and Culture, drop in mosaic pendant workshop
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois: Sundays “This fall, we’re exploring connections between nature and culture with 4 month-long series of programs on water, trees, rocks and minerals, and ice and snow. We’ll look at the ways different cultures have used natural resources, explained natural phenomena, and found inspiration in the world around them. Examine artifacts, hear stories, and dig into sample materials. Experts from around town and campus will offer demonstrations and discussions. All programs are free and available on a drop-in schedule ..read more
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Ekphrasis
Contemporary Mosaic Art
by Safir Kaylan
5y ago
Socrates explains : "You know, Phaedrus, that is the strange thing about writing, which makes it truly correspond to painting. The painter's products stand before us as though they were alive, but if you question them, they maintain a most majestic silence. It is the same with written words; they seem to talk to you as if they were intelligent, but if you ask them anything about what they say, from a desire to be instructed, they go on telling you just the same thing forever". The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BC, is ..read more
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