The curious mosaics of San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna.

Ancient mosaics can sometimes get a bit stuck up themselves. There is a propensity for them to become the marble and smalti equivalent of those interbred bantam hen varieties with flamboyant mop heads and fancy moon boot feathering  – they were made to be looked at and marveled over but …

Contemporary mosaics – learning lessons from ceramics

Part II of a three-part post on mosaics and contemporary art. ‘Ceramics have moved away from utilitarian pottery into a much wider realm… It’s not about craft but about making a new kind of object,‘ Medeleine Bessborough, art dealer.’ Learning lessons: Contemporary mosaics and the world of ceramics. Part One …