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Alessandra Di Gennaro and Romuald Mesdagh

  • Artefact Mosaic
  • Mosaic maker
  • Venice, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Alessandra Di Gennaro and Romuald Mesdagh Mosaic maker
Contact
Italian, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 0418778342
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Bringing history up to date

  • • Alessandra and Romuald are proud of their training
  • • They are embedded in Venice’s mosaicist tradition
  • • Their work is done entirely by hand

Alessandra di Gennaro (born in Rome) and Romuald Mesdagh (born in Belgium) met at the Mosaicists school of Friuli, the only school in the world that offers students the possibility to pursue the title of Master Mosaicist. The school welcomes 80 students from all over the world and lasts three years; both Di Gennaro and Mesdagh describe it as the pivotal moment in their education and in their career, a period in which they were allowed to experiment and explore different paths, provided with the material (which is extremely expensive) and trained to work collaboratively in groups. All the innovations to the mosaicists' techniques have evolved within this school, mostly since the 1990s: it is easy for them to detect who has attended the Mosaicists school and who is self-taught.

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Works

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Old man

This mosaic, a detail from a larger double portrait, is handcrafted using a contemporary mosaic creation method. The mosaic, a private commission, is handcrafted from smalti, small glass tiles.

Height 32 cm
Width 22.5 cm

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San Sisto

This mosaic, made with smalti on wood, is handcrafted following a traditional Byzantine mosaic technique. The mosaic panel, an interpretation of the Madonna Advocata, 7th century icon at Nostra Signora del Rosario, Rome, won the Friul Ovest Bank prize.

Height 40 cm
Width 34 cm

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The hug

This double portrait mosaic, a private commission, is handcrafted using contemporary mosaic techniques. The mosaic portrait is made from smalti (small glass) tiles.

Height 50 cm
Width 68 cm

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Young man

This mosaic, handcrafted using contemporary mosaic techniques, depicts a portrait of a young man. The mosaic is made from marble tiles.

Height 50 cm
Width 30 cm

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San Girolamo

This mosaic is Artefact Mosaic Studio’s interpretation of a painting by Rafaello. The mosaic, handcrafted from marble tiles and resin, depicts a detail from Rafaello’s Cacra Famiglia.

Height 31 cm
Width 23 cm

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