Live Virtual Tour: Ravenna's Mosaic Splendor–Workshop Insider with Silvia Giogoli

Live Virtual Tour: Ravenna's Mosaic Splendor–Workshop Insider with Silvia Giogoli


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Together we will explore the ancient technique of mosaic art from the past to the present – visiting a handcraft Atelier in Ravenna, the city capital of mosaics. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen.

Ravenna is known all over the world thank to its UNESCO heritage and its history as the last capital of the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Kingdom. In this city, the mosaic tradition is still kept alive thanks to institutional schools, the Academy of Fine Art, and the University. 

During the live streaming virtual tour, you will have the unique opportunity to see a team of skillful artists working on their projects, discovering all the necessary steps to create a  mosaic artwork in the different phases of its construction process. We will learn about the process’ evolution from the Roman time to the modern-day, through the use of different materials like marbles, melt glasses, and gold, from their origins to the way they are made. 

Led by an expert in mosaic art and tour guide of Ravenna, Silvia Giogoli, this interactive video-camera-led seminar allows for access to the whole world of the mosaic technique. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the rare niche of mosaic art.

Silvia Giogoli was born and raise in Ravenna, where she has been working as licensed tour guide since 2000. In 2001 she obtained the license as Tour Leader and Environmental and Hiking Guide. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts where she obtained a specialization in the art of mosaic. Since she started work as tour guide she always tried to create special itineraries to combine art and food to experience the deep the culture of her region. She started cooking in her grandmother's kitchen when she was a child and her passion for food has always accompanied her though life. Over time she has refined her techniques in the creation of traditional dishes often combined with gourmet seasonings. Her specialties are mainly handmade pasta and desserts.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Julie Goldman (San Francisco, US)
Ravenna’s mosaics

I loved learning about the mosaics of Ravenna and what makes them unique. It was a joy to listen to both lecturers and see a demonstration of a mosaic construction

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Wonderful!

Such a fascinating insight into the craft of mosaics. Silvia took us into a traditional mosaic workshop where the owner demonstrated this beautiful craft. Silvia's passion for her city and its art and culture is so evident and a joy to behold!

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K. Watson (Vernon, CA)
Behind the scenes in a mosaic workshop

Silvia Giogoli takes us on an engaging tour of an artisan workshop in Ravenna. She introduces us to the history of the art in Ravenna and the current situation of the craft, as well as the education of young people to carry on the time-honoured traditional techniques. We get a fascinating and clear demonstration of the art by the workshop owner A[d]riana and see lots of samples, reflecting old and new themes. The presentation makes one itch to go and take a workshop in Ravenna! Silvia is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter. Brava!

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Craig Certner (Framingham, US)
Wonderful tour!

This was my first experience with Context and I found it to be just great. Guides were wonderful, the subject matter was fascinating and over all it was a fantastic 90 minutes into this creative world. The process and the beauty is amazing.
Thank you so much for offering such a great thing.

S
Stefanie Valar (Lancaster, US)
Ravenna's Mosaic Splendor - Workshop Insider with Silvia Giogoli

Silvia and the mosaic artisits she featured were a delight to listen to: knowledgeable, charming and upbeat. There were excellent close-up of various works and the followup information was emailed quickly.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
100%
(5)
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J
Julie Goldman (San Francisco, US)
Ravenna’s mosaics

I loved learning about the mosaics of Ravenna and what makes them unique. It was a joy to listen to both lecturers and see a demonstration of a mosaic construction

S
Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Wonderful!

Such a fascinating insight into the craft of mosaics. Silvia took us into a traditional mosaic workshop where the owner demonstrated this beautiful craft. Silvia's passion for her city and its art and culture is so evident and a joy to behold!

K
K. Watson (Vernon, CA)
Behind the scenes in a mosaic workshop

Silvia Giogoli takes us on an engaging tour of an artisan workshop in Ravenna. She introduces us to the history of the art in Ravenna and the current situation of the craft, as well as the education of young people to carry on the time-honoured traditional techniques. We get a fascinating and clear demonstration of the art by the workshop owner A[d]riana and see lots of samples, reflecting old and new themes. The presentation makes one itch to go and take a workshop in Ravenna! Silvia is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter. Brava!

C
Craig Certner (Framingham, US)
Wonderful tour!

This was my first experience with Context and I found it to be just great. Guides were wonderful, the subject matter was fascinating and over all it was a fantastic 90 minutes into this creative world. The process and the beauty is amazing.
Thank you so much for offering such a great thing.

S
Stefanie Valar (Lancaster, US)
Ravenna's Mosaic Splendor - Workshop Insider with Silvia Giogoli

Silvia and the mosaic artisits she featured were a delight to listen to: knowledgeable, charming and upbeat. There were excellent close-up of various works and the followup information was emailed quickly.