A week ago Cida and I went on a material procurement visit to Sao Paolo. We wanted to visit 3 shops for mosaic material, but in the end only managed to get to two of them because the distances between them were too large. Moving around in SP the 3rd largest city in the world with its 21 Million inhabitants is time consuming.
Our first stop was
A tile outlet at the outskirts of SP. Finding our way there we learned that the best way of moving around is to take the metro until the nearest stop and get an Uber from that stop to your destination. Color Mix has a huge outlet division for vitreous glass tiles, marble, terra-cotta and ceramic tiles. I bought some beautiful bottle green ceramic tiles and black marble, which I urgently need in the work shop.
At the show room of the manufacturer of glass tiles – vidrotil we indulged in their outlet of end of production glass tiles. I have seen many works already made from vidrotil on the walls of buildings in Rio, Sao Paolo and Brasilia. The family business exists since 1946 and we were fortunate to meet the owner Mario Pellicciotti at the shop.
At the end of our trip we visited this mural made from Vidrotil which is pictured in the photo below a work by Di Cavalcante one of the great mosaic artists of the 50s in BrasilDi Cavalcanti was one of the greatest names of the modernist Brazilian plastic arts. In São Paulo he became famous for his many mosaic panels, of which the most notable ones decorate the façade of the Cultura Artística Theater and the old building of the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, nowadays a hotel. He began his career as a cartoonist and caricaturist of political critic Brazilian magazines.
Hi Gertrude. As always, it is great to hear from you and to follow your adventures. All the best to you, Martin, and your family.
Beautiful huge mosaics – I wonder how the artist physically could create them – how much time he took to do that! Elisabeth
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