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Rossella Casadio

Rossella Casadio Mosaic maker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3477210566
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Maritime mosaics

  • • Rossella mixes many different materials
  • • She is mostly inspired by sea life
  • • Each of her mosaics is unique

Rossella Casadio is a mosaic artist who has an unmistakable style and great originality. Educated in Ravenna, the capital of early Christian mosaics, she developed a personal vision which led her to the renovation of this ancient art through the creation of unique, contemporary pieces. Born and raised by the sea, in Cesenatico, where she now has her atelier, Rossella is inspired, above all, by the marine world and its creatures. To make her mosaics, she “paints” on wooden reused boards, with a variety of materials: rich and poor, traditional and uncommon, new and recycled, from the Venetian gold and smalti, to old rusty nails. In a never-ending technical and imaginative research path.

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Works

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Sardines

This mosaic, handcrafted from inverted white Venetian gold, Venetian smalti and crystals, is crafted using the direct technique on an old farmhouse door. This door immediately appeared to Rossella as a blank canvas on which to create a school of brilliant fish swimming in the crystalline sea. The mosaic, created to be hung on a wall, has a depth of 4cm and the total weight is 23kg.

Height 90 cm
Width 173 cm

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Swordfish

Solitary, imposing, magnificent with the appearance of a prehistoric creature! During her research of materials she hit this rusty scythe blade and immediately thought of the swordfish sword! This is how this work was born. The mosaic was made using the direct technique on an hold door of a farm house. The mosaic has a depth of 13 cm and the total weight is 21kg. Mosaic to hang on the wall.

Height 56 cm
Width 200 cm

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Yellow fish

One morning, Rossella Casadio found sudden inspiration. She saw it clearly and sharp in her mind, bright and shiny in the sun’s colours, so she created it. They told Rosella that there is such a fish in the Rio Paranà in Argentina called the “Dorado”; is it maybe the fish she dreamt of? The mosaic was made using the direct technique on a wooden support painted with oil colours.

Height 35 cm
Width 99 cm

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