THE MOSAIC COURSES

The Mosaic Courses

M° CLAUDIO GOBBI

Prof. Claudio Gobbi
is an Art Director. After he graduated as Graphic Designer at the European Institute of Graphic Design, he got his diploma at the Superior Institute of Communication Davide Campari of Milan.
In 1998 he participates at the Mosaic Art School and opens his own Professional Studio, which occupies itself with projects and realization of mosaics with direct and indirect methods.
In the last twelve years, he holds the chair of Mosaic Techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts SantaGiulia of Brescia.

Claudio Gobbi

M° CLAUDIO GOBBI

Prof. Claudio Gobbi
is an Art Director. After he graduated as Graphic Designer at the European Institute of Graphic Design, he got his diploma at the Superior Institute of Communication Davide Campari of Milan.
In 1998 he participates at the Mosaic Art School and opens his own Professional Studio, which occupies itself with projects and realization of mosaics with direct and indirect methods.
In the last twelve years, he holds the chair of Mosaic Techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts SantaGiulia of Brescia.

Claudio Gobbi

APPLICATION OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT TECHNIQUES FOR THE MAKING OF MOSAICS

The art of Mosaics is the exhibition of a laboratory of mosaics made for all those who are curious to learn all the possibilities that this art offers in various sectors from urban furnishing and to design, and to know more about this art.

The object is to show finished products, the process over time proceeded in work time and the educative value in this activity. The technics of Mosaics, meant in the most ample sense is part of the vast category of the polimaterials decorations to which marquetry belongs
encrusting, assistance, tarsia, used for these artistic expressions is in fact the technical procedures of the combination on flat surfices of elements of one or more materials (marble, stones, glass paste, ivory, wood) compose
geometric motives or figures.

The mosaic is made up of fragments of different shapes and regular tiles ( tessere)
fixed at the base by a bond and separated by inlays of variable widths, the passage from he design to the laying out of the tiles (tessere) is not a mechanical operation whose only aim is simply the reproduction the most faithful possible of the project.

The tiles (tessere) are not chosen from an infinite directory which contains every possible shade of colors, but from a limited directory, above all when one uses result material, their shape is never predictable- the surface is never perfectly flat, and so reflects the light in different ways. The laying of every tile (tessera) requires a continuous adjustment of the original image.

In other words apart from the start of the design there is an implicate project
in the concrete progress of the work of cut and laying down in the capacity to make the right decision in respect of the one already realized and to be able to create and to anticipate the effect to that which will be then made.

The work of a mosaicist is a slow job, its slowness is not caused by dead
periods or by strangeling in the productive process, and the slowness of a work which comes out well only if every passage is thought over and done carefully “meditating “ on the meaning of the complete opera and by meditation one naturally intends not a theory but the constant capacity and always on the alert to re educate continuously ones personal sensibility expressive and visual.

To compete with a nobel and ancient artistic practice is a type of work different from the typical style of the greater part of our life and our activities and for this reason educative.

The mosaico like every activity which produces tangeble results, betters the
respect we have of ourselves and our self confidence, developes the expressive the capacity, promotes the individual work and in couples and groups, it is also a discipline useful for the definition of ones personal space and time and ways
of proceeding, not necessarily standardized and omologated with those current.

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