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  • The Mosaic

    The Mosaic rich in history and tradition, belongs to a large family with a lot of methods and techniques: a book would not be enough to list all the tricks of a great skill.

    Many materials can be used to create a mosaic such as stones, marbles, rocks and glazes; the mosaics origin dates back to the ancient Egypt all its splendour can be appreciated in the Byzantine mosaics, in particular in Ravenna. The main mosaic characteristics are shine and brightness, the epitome of Byzantine taste.
    The material used, the shape and size of the small cut blocks are fundamental elements defining the mosaic "type".
    Just think that up to 60 small blocks per cm2 have been counted in some Roman villas.

    The technique:
    The tesserae are cut in different shapes using hack-hammer and chisel.
    Then the tesserae are placed on the previously arranged model using the tweezers.

    The materials:
    Several materials can be used: hard natural stones, marbles, granites, glazes and gold 24KT. The glaze is a vitrified mixture. While melting, it is mixed with metal compounds which give the body a wide range of colours. The market offers glazes in the form of blocks with different olours and 1-to-3-cm thickness.

















  • Biography

    Barbara Giavelli is born in Reggio Emilia in 1970. She has always been attracted from art, especially from painting and drawing, she has experienced the most varied techniques.
    In 2000, she began attending a painting course taught by Alessandra Ariatti who simultaneously directed her on the art of mosaic.
    At first, she dealt with this technique on her own, but then she asked the help of the mosaicist Gian Domenico Silvestrone to get familiar with the material.
    Even from her first works, Giavelli soon understood the incredible potential of the mosaic, the possibility to express her deepest feelings with stone tiles, gold and Venetian enamels.
    She is in a continuous research that sees her grapple first with classical subjects, and later on with other more elaborated, where the expressive power of color, the effect of light on the vitreous matter and on the stone, become the focus of her artistic work. The artist lives and works between Chiozza Scandiano (RE) and Pietrasanta (LU).

    Personal Exibitions

    2005
    "Mosart" Sala espositiva Fernando Gonzaga I, Gheisa Art, Guastalla (RE)
    2011
    "Mosaici D’Arte, Mosaici Contemporanei", Amarillo Art Gallery, Reggio Emilia Personale nell’ambito della fiera d’arte Immagina, Reggio Emilia, Galleria Angolo Arte
    2013
    "Musa", Rocca del Boiardo, Scandiano (RE)
    Personale nell’ambito della fiera Arte Padova, Atelier Barbara Giavelli, Padova
    2014
    "La magia del mosaico", Museo Guareschi, Brescello (RE)
    2015
    Personale nell’ambito della fiera Arte Parma Fair, Atelier Barbara Giavelli, Parma "L’anima vola", Atelier del Marzocco, Pietrasanta (LU)
    2016
    Personale nell’ambito della fiera Arte Cremona, Atelier Barbara Giavelli, Cremona "La forza del colore", Atelier del Marzocco, Pietrasanta (LU)
    Personale nell’ambito della rassegna "L’arte svelata", Villa Arnò, Albinea (RE)

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  • Categories

    Pictures

    Design

  • Latest Works

    "Aria" N. 96 - 2015

    Mosaic in marbles and enamels
    Size 15x20 - Frame in wood

    "Lo scorcio della seduzione" N. 97 - 2015

    Mosaic in marbles
    Size 63x73

    "L'attimo prima..." N. 95 - 2015

    Mosaic in marbles and enamels
    Size 18,5x25,5 - Frame in wood

    "Marilyn Monroe" N. 92 - 2014

    Mosaic in marbles and enamels
    Size 20x33,5 - Frame in wood

  • Contacts

    Barbara Giavelli
    Via Brolo Sotto 86
    42019 - Chiozza di Scandiano
    Reggio Emilia Italy
    Tel. +39 328 897 8985
    info@macauba.com
    www.macauba.com

      

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  • Collective Exibitions

    2003
    Biennale d’arte contemporanea "Ippolito Caffi", Vittoriano, Roma
    2005
    Quadriennale d’arte contemporanea "Leonardo Da Vinci", Web, International Art Museum
    2005-2008
    Collettiva itinerante, Gallerie D’Arte in U.S.A. a cura di Richard Thomas Gallery e Thomas Charles Galleries
    2005-2016
    Partecipa agli eventi organizzati da Open Art nelle province di Reggio Emilia e Modena:
    Rocca del Boiardo, Scandiano (RE); Palazzo Lodesani, Scandiano (RE); Sala Civica, Scandiano (RE); Castello dei Vescovi, Arceto (RE); Palazzo Cortina, Carpineti (RE); Rocca, Montefiorino (MO).
    2011
    "Iconografia della mano e dei piedi nell’arte contemporanea" Amarillo Art Gallery, Reggio Emilia
    2012
    "Arte Emigrante", Amarillo Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2013-2014
    Collettive d’arte contemporanea, Circolo Artisti, Casa di L. Ariosto, Mauriziano, Reggio Emilia
    2013
    "Biancaneve non è qui", Palazzo Dossetti, UNIMORE, Reggio Emilia Collettiva d’arte contemporanea, Galleria ArteArte, Mantova
    2014
    Giavelli-Martinelli, nell’ambito della fiera Arte Padova, Padova
    2015
    2°Biennale internazionale d’Arte di Palermo, Teatro Politeama, Palermo
    "Eros e Thanatos", Teatro Nuovo, Milano
    "Ecclesia", Museo Cappuccini, Reggio Emilia
    "La donna nell’arte", Galleria ARTtime, Udine


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