Mosaics is an ancient art form that always finds new ways to express itself throughout the ages.
It may be defined as an image made from the assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials, used mainly in decorative art or interior decorations.
Most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square pieces of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae; some others, especially floor mosaics, are made of small rounded pieces of stone, and called “pebble mosaics”.
Mosaics have a long history, dateing back to Mesopotamia, in the 3rd millennium BC and mosaics with patterns and pictures became widespread in classical times, both in Ancient Greece and in Ancient Rome.
Back to modern times, nowadays mosaics are made by professional artists, street artists, and continues developing as a popular artcraft.
Many materials other than traditional stone and ceramic tesserae may be employed, including shells, glass and beads.
Messrs. Ferrari & Bacci has been working, In this field, for 60 years, developing the craftsmanship of past times Venetian glass masters that taught the company founders the technique and transferred their ability to make an assemblage of tiny marble or glass pieces into a work of art.
Two main techniques have been here implemented for decades: Mosaics on glass and Mosaics on marble and both go through stages that see the work develops from a draft,
into a 1 to 1 black and white drawing that is subsequently cut into numbered pieces,
that will be worked on and re-assembled to obtain the final design or pattern.
Once this done, the mosaics starts being created by our artisan’s expert hands until the final tesserae is inserted and the work is ready to be admired on site.
Artists from all over the world come to Ferrari&Bacci to have their works executed or their drafts transformed into a living piece of art and we are proud to have been working with great names of the contemporary art world such as Erik A. Frandsen.