Lucio Bertoia: How An Artistic Mosaic Is Made

Advanced, Experts, Mosaic | 21 Sep, 2012

This art tutorial shows first hand the skills which are needed to be a master in mosaics. Lucio Bertoia works from the painting ‘Testa di Cristo coronata di spine’ by artistGuido Reni by using a reverse technique which was created byGian Domenico Facchina in 1850.

He uses his what looks to be a 950g mosaic hammer to chip his stone and glass down to their required sizes and then places them with the mosaic tweezers. Watch the video to appreciate and follow his technique and the final mosaic is as I’m sure you would agree, absolutely stunning.

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    1. For those who ask more information about. Lucio drawed the head on a paper. In this way it was more easy to find the wright colors to glue on the papar it self with provisory glue. Then, all the work has been covered with a coat of plaster. When the frame of plaster was dry, he turn it up side down. Then, he wets the paper in order to be peeled away and leave the mosaic free to be use in different ways (A decorative pannel to be hang in a wall or to be incorporated in the wall.

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    2. For those who ask more information about. Lucio drawed the head on a paper. In this way it was more easy to find the wright colors to glue on the papar it self with provisory glue. Then, all the work has been covered with a coat of plaster. When the frame of plaster was dry, he turn it up side down. Then, he wets the paper in order to be peeled away and leave the mosaic free to be use in different ways (A decorative pannel to be hang in a wall or to be incorporated in the wall.

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