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Fragments of Light

an exhibition of mosaics
by Elaine M. Goodwin

Maison de la Culture, Diekirch, Luxembourg
8 May - 30 May 2021

Created over the last ten years, each work in this new exhibition by the English artist Elaine M Goodwin, is composed with cut fragments of light-reflecting materials - precious mosaic golds and glass. The individually cut fragments (the tesserae), like words in a poem, play a vibrant and singular part in each completed work. The artist is constantly seeking out the wonder of life - a daily search for its essence. She explores nature and abstract concepts to enable the meaning of existence to be revealed and then translates what she finds into works redolent with light. Her artworks encapsulate moments of pure wonderment - to be experienced again and again in the ever changing surface of the works as the spectator looks deeper. It is a life-affirming vision...

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MODERN MOSAICS AT TATE MODERN?

It all began back in 2001, when BAMM member Dr. Pat Witts wrote to Tate Director Sir Nicholas Serota asking if Tate Modern would feature modern mosaic in its collections.

He replied, “There is an agreement with the Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum, as the national collection of Art and Design, that they will concentrate on the decorative arts, leaving the graphic arts of the twentieth century to us.”

The idea that mosaic is always “decorative” as opposed to “graphic” is tendentious, of course, not to say silly. Accordingly in 2012 your editor asked Tate Modern if there had been any change...

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Just in case you don't know, there are mosaic associations you might consider joining. All are useful for contacts, exhibitions and newsletters.

BAMM: British Association for Modern Mosaic

MAANZ: Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand

DOMO: German Organization for Mosaic Art

SAMA: Society of American Mosaic Artists

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The Man Who Came After Hyacinth Bobo

 


This is a novel about the Fourth Crusade, the one launched by Pope Innocent III which ended up sacking Constantinople, the greatest city in Christendom.
And why does it feature on the Home page of Mosaic Matters? Two reasons - the author is your Editor, Paul Bentley, and of course mosaic pops up now and then - there is even a description of how the Byzantines made their wall mosaics. More...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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