Color Theory Applied in Contemporary Mosaic Art with Marzia Truant
Session 15: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The color theory applied to mosaic art is particularly important for mosaic artists who are always in search of new approaches to their composition and color and have intrinsic features with cannot be ignored.
Color is an illusion. Thanks to philosophers and scientists now we know that color is not a feature of the physical world, but a complex result of the effect of the light on our perceptual apparatus. In this seminar we will approach the systems to “construct color”, we will introduce the color synthesis, additive and subtractive, the primary colors related to them and which system fits mosaic art and what aspects we need to keep in mind. We will talk about palette, combination, matching of colors, a mix of color, harmonies, and contrast. Students will learn why and how to identify the colors that when mixed and viewed from a distance, create a single chromatic result.
This particular sensation depends on the relation between tesserae and the distance of observer and can be applied to work on optical mixtures creating vibrating surfaces.
The color in mosaic art will be deeply explored, supported by a powerpoint presentation and images. The speech will be open to any questions.
This session should particularly benefit those who want to master color in mosaic art and it is dedicated to intermediate and advanced mosaic artists.
Marzia Truant, Mosaic artist, Teacher, Master of Mosaic graduated at “Mosaic School” in Spilimbergo (Italy), Mosaic artist, Teacher.
Since 2005 I dedicate myself to research, design, and realization of mosaic artworks. I’m an expert teacher of color theory applied to contemporary mosaic.
I investigate the relationships between different materials nature, especially their interaction with light, the aesthetics and conceptual possibilities that are delineated through the knowledge of a possible combination of colors and materials. I’m trying to explore the possibility of expanding the traditional boundaries of my art, to investigate the expressive possibilities of mosaic in an artistic key. My works found their way of contemporary mosaic into private collections, public installations, and design fashion objects. I host several mosaic workshops, especially color theory applied to contemporary mosaic. Musirama.it
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