An interesting fact is that modern master of mosaics copy does not look ancient mosaic panels, and that their kind that got us thousands of years later. Created in our time, stone paintings, as a rule, especially the 'old' – the so-generated image of antique items, like existed for many centuries. Often, contemporary works are full replicas of famous mosaic panels of the past. However, there may be conflicting versions, do not hide their youth. Popularity mosaics, like any fashion, caused a stir in this case, the mosaic production. Often the creation of the stone panels are literally put on the conveyor.
Ordinary workers who do not have taste and talent, without a creative agony put the item in the appropriate area of the mosaic pattern. So generated many identical and rather primitive works. Do mosaics right to exist? Yes, but their role is an analogy with painting, is reduced to printed in the printing reproductions of the Mona Lisa. Similar to the art works are very remote. Carrier understood the implications. As expected, the real works of mosaic art are rare.
In the world There are several places in our time are unique masterpieces. To the delight of Russian patriots, we must say that one of these centers is located in St. Petersburg. Hard to believe, but in the Black River, in the workshops of the company Strelets – Fireplaces Petersburg 'are works of art, comparable, and somewhat superior to the mosaic of Great Antiquity. The reason for the superiority of the St. Petersburg mosaic cut out many terms, but chief among them is likely all, is itself the mood to create not just a product, and works of art. Simple sum of quality materials, training of masters and modern equipment is not enough – a necessary 'ingredient success' and is embedded in the work of the soul. And that piece of art turned out to be an inspiration to reach several people. It is clear that the architect, develop projects and artist who creates a mosaic need to feel each other, but their companion in the creation of a masterpiece and the customer must make a stone panels. Its mission – to accept the order as introduction to high art. Positive mood and atmosphere of trust between these three people can really work wonders! Illustrations are only partially convey the beauty of the mosaic of St. Petersburg. Modulations of color, shape and figure minute details still remain behind the scenes. Well discernible one – a mosaic of the XXI century, as well as her ancestors left the memory of our time in centuries and millennia.