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Un Presepio di Mosaico

New video 2021

Convegno Mosaico arte sacra e letteratura

A Crib Made of Mosaic

In December and January a crib, unique in the world, enriches the Cathedral Square in Spilimbergo, in the north east of Italy. It is composed of life-size figures covered on both sides with the splendor of golden and coloured glass mosaic glazes.

December 5th 2021 - January 31st 2022
Come and discover this year's new figures.

Video 2019-2020

Video from dawn to dusk 2020

il Presepio

The Crib

The project “un Presepio di Mosaico” has been developed by the Association Cultura Imago Musiva, which every year adds new figures thanks to the help of benefactors, involving in the mosaic making process both established craftsmen and young mosaicists.

An artistic will is to realize numerous figures, whose sketches have already been designed by Alessandro Serena, to be seen front and , defined with coherent matching to suggest realistic tridimensional shapes.

A unique experiment has been the use of coloured transparent glazes on opaque and transparent different materials to involve light with its unexpected reflections and refractions. The robes, the faces and the richness of colours that recall the Renaissance ways of art, also aim to a timeless classicism. The extraordinary mosaic technique and expressiveness shows the essence of sacredness. It elevates the mind and spirit, and suggests beauty, which is God’s language and the maximum aspiration of men.

This crib renews a historical cultural identity, and realizes a wonderful scenography to offer everyone peace and happiness, and to warm every heart with enchantment and poetry.

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Exhibition authorized by the Soprintendenza archeologia, belle arti e paesaggio del Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Development, implementation and promotion of the project by the Association Cultura Imago Musiva.

Artistic project and sketches by Alessandro Serena.

Executions of mosaics by:
Cristina Cancian, Michelangelo Serena, Alessandro Serena, Gianpietro Bisaro, Alice Pecile, Linda Vincentelli, Travisanutto Mosaici, Valeria Manzo, Andrea Giulia Paliaga, Mosaici Moruzzi, Kseniya Khalyavko, Rino Pastorutti, Isabella Petrangeli, Marzia Canzian, Chiara Platolino, Gabriele La Sala, Clementina Manzo, Mosaico 3M, Simona Di Maio, Denise Toson.

Michelangelo Serena, Giovanni De Mezzo, Chiara Tavella, Davide Cancian, Luca Pellegrini, Giovanna Raengo Czander, Cristina Fontanin, Francesco, Laura, Luisa, Paola e Alessandra Raengo, Rosangela Serena, Francesca Tavella, Luca L., Luciana Concina, Alessandra Sech, Alessandra Peres, Marta Amistani, Angela Maria Vallegiani, Rosellina Cassin, Armando Zecchinon, Ubaldo Giacomello, Marilena Sovran, Fernanda Cappello, Carlotta Leporati, Carla Brovedani, Moira M., Guido e Francesca Poli di Spilimbergo, Gaetano Vinciguerra, Luca Zomero, Alessio Rossi, Luca Carlucci, Andrea Della Rosa, Fabrizio Travisanutto, famiglia Luigi Serena, Duilio e Livia Sina, Robert Trento, Irene Pellegrini, Jacopo Sedran, Roberto Sedran, Marco Dreosto, famiglia Pilloni Schoenborn, Marco Campardo, Osvaldo Cossutta, Carla Mansutti e Paolo Tolusso, famiglia Eugenio Martin, Giorgio Caregnato, Cristina Tulissi, Francesca T., Gianpiero De Stefano.