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Magdalene Theocharis

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The stone romances me and I romance the stone.

MAGDALENE THEOCHARIS' SELF PORTRAIT

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.
MAGDALENE THEOCHARIS' SELF PORTRAIT

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.
THEMES-TECHNIQUES-MATERIALS

THEMES-TECHNIQUES-MATERIALS


I mainly use the technique of faithful copying based on ancient prototypes.
For mosaicking directly on lime mortar, I would prepare a drawing, trace it on the grout into which I would press marble, granite, enamel and stone tesserae. Then I would frame the work. Mosaicking indirectly (reverse technique) after Byzantine style, I would glue the tesserae on a transparent surface with the flipped prototype underneath as a guide. Then 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 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 including vitreous tiles which I myself bake.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH  OF MAGDALENE THEOCHARIS

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MAGDALENE THEOCHARIS


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 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 work by Panassos Philological Society in Athens.
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CURRENT MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES


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 while considering holding a third one in Brussels.

Magdalene Theocharis,

20 Ioustinianou

Ntaou Pentelis 19009

Attiki, Greece

Cell.: 00306972105580

Email: magdalenetheo@hotmail.com

Website: www.artabus.com/theocharis

 

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