Glossario
 
world artist
Magdalene Theocharis

22 Silistrias str., Ano Ilissia, 15772 Athens, Greece.
Athens (Grecia)

tel. 00306972105580
email: greekmosaicist@aim.com
web: www.artabus.com/theocharis/
  Opere
 


BLESSING HAND OF THE LORD
mosaic on  various materials,  39 X 27 cm cm, 2004

 


BYZANTINE MADONNA OF KIEV SOFIA. MICROMOSAIC REPLICA
mosaic on  various materials,  66 X 66 cm cm, 2000

 


CAVE ART MOSAIC TABLE
mixed media on  wood,  68 X 68 cm cm, 2000

 


DOLPHINS PEBBLE MOSAIC
mosaic on  various materials,  56 X 35 cm cm, 2004

 


DONKEY FROM ROMAN TUNISIA
mosaic on  various materials,  63 X 52 cm cm, 1999

 


HELLENISTIC FLORAL THEME
mosaic on  wood,  100 X 70 cm cm, 1999

 


MOSAIC MIRROR WITH IRIS AND A BUTTERFLY
mosaic on  wood,  87 X 78 cm cm, 2000

 


MOSAIC TABLE WITH TWO SWANS
mosaic on  marble,  66 cm diam. cm, 2005

 


NIKE
mosaic on  wood,  73 X 95 cm cm, 2000

 


OMNIA VINCIT AMOR
mosaic on  various materials,  52 X 64 cm cm, 2005

 


ROMAN COMIC MASK. REPLICA
mosaic on  various materials,  66 X 63 cm cm, 2000

 


SEA GOD FROM CONSTANTINOPLE. MINIATURE REPLICA
mosaic on  various materials,  67 X 69 cm cm, 2005

 


SEA GOD FROM ZEUGMA. REPLICA
mosaic on  various materials,  62 X 48 cm cm, 2003

 


WATER LILIES
mosaic on  various materials,  56 X 59 cm cm, 2005

 


WHITE ANGEL FROM MILESEVA
mosaic on  various materials,  74 X 60 cm cm, 2001

 

 

Biography:

PERSONAL DETAILS

Lady Magdalene Theocharis was born in 1954 in Lamia,Greece. She currently lives and works in Athens where she has a private workshop.

ART STUDIES

For many years, Magdalene Theocharis studied mosaic art combining her theoretical grounding with the mastery of traditional and contemporary mosaic materials and techniques having mosaic artists, painters, sculptors, and mosaic conservators of high distinction as teachers.

PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS

Magdalene Theocharis has been actively participating in national and international visual arts exhibitions. In October 2000 she participated in the International Exhibition held by AIMC (Associazione Internazionale dei Mosaicisti Contemporanei) at the Franciscan Monastery in Ravenna. In October 2002 she held her first personal exhibition entitled “MOSAIC ART THROUGHOUT THE PASSAGE OF TIME” at the Town Gallery of Mykonos Island. The exhibition had a great success.

AWARDS

Magdalene Theocharis was twice awarded for her mosaic work by Parnassos Philological Society in Athens.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP

Member of the Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics (ASPROM), London.
Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), S. Carolina, USA.
Member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic (BAMM), Exeter, UK.
Member of the Greek Decorators and Morphologists Union, Athens.
Member of AIMC (Associazione Internazionale dei Mosaicisti Contemporanei), based in Ravenna.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Magdalene Theocharis is actively occupied with indoor and outdoor mosaic creations, decorations, applications and restoration, combining the traditional with the contemporary aspects of this art. For the time being, she is getting prepared for her second personal exhibition to take place in Athens in 2006 while considering holding a third one in Brussels.

Curriculum vitae:

MAGDALENE THEOCHARIS' SELF PORTRAIT

It was mainly in the Mediterranean that “painting on stone” according to Pliny, and “painting of eternity” according to Ghirlandajo was born and developed. So do I believe.
My first introduction to mosaic art was as a child of 12 years, being taught about mosaic technique during Byzantine times by high school teacher of Fine Arts, Mrs. Zachari. Since then, my love for this monumental form of art is leading me with patience, persistence and dedication to be creative.
As regards the themes which I derive from antiquity, I follow the technique of faithful copying based on ancient prototypes.
For mosaicking directly on lime mortar, I would prepare a drawing of the proposed theme, trace it on the grout into which I would dip marble, granite, enamel and stone tesserae. Then I would embed the work into a permanent wooden panel.
Mosaicking indirectly (reverse technique) after Byzantine style of iconography, I would glue the tesserae on a transparent surface with the flipped prototype underneath as a guide. Then the process of spreading the mortar and peeling off of the transparent surface…etc would start. When using the “fresco” technique for the same style, I would trace the pattern right to a permanent sandy lime surface into which I would outline it and start to mosaic.
As for modern mosaic creations, I would use the “intarsia” technique for decorating wood or stone surfaces, or I would just glue the tesserae to a permanent wooden panel or to a stone, marble or cement surface.
For my mosaics I would use a wide selection of materials comprising granite, marble, pebble, stone, and ceramic tesserae which I take from nature, precious and semi-precious stones, vitreous tiles which I myself bake, and enamel which I import from Italy.
Finally, I would like to say that some of my works have already become part of private collections whether here in Greece or abroad.

 

Ultimo aggiornamento: martedì 13 Giugno 2006
Visitatori dal 10/6/2006 : 50224



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