Sibille from Delphi

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Sibille from Delphi

Sibille from Delphi is a fresco original made by Michelangelo for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

‘Sibille from Delphi’ holds sweet memories for me. I had the chance to make it at the famed Orsoni mosaic studios in Venice during a 14 day masterclass given by Antonella Gallenda. I stayed at the Domus Orsoni B&B near the factory. It was a wonderful time. I enjoyed Venice and all the hard work that went into creating this portrait. It’s made of smalti. The hair and in the eyes (!) utilize gold mosaic.  The oak frame (which I made at home) incorporates also pieces of gold mosaic.

Because of the dear memories attached to this work, it’s not for sale. But it’s a beautiful proof that a painting is perfectly adaptable to becoming a mosaic piece.

Do you also have a favorite painting that you want to convert into a mosaic? Maybe a portrait of a loved one, a pet or even your favorite singer? Ask me about the possibilities.

Please have a look at some of my other mosaics :  ImagineWinter WonderlandThe Green Line , Composizione Oro e Legno 2.