The year 2016 was marked by a wide variety of archaeological discoveries that presented us with some interesting mosaics. As we draw closer to year’s end, it would be unfair if we do not mention them. Therefore, please join me as I round up all the fascinating pieces of art
2017 The year of Mosaic Art!
Contemporary Mosaic Art is just a couple of years away from being a century old and yet is still changing and evolving as much as any millennial!
No longer do we hear the outcry that mosaic art is a dying art form. The revival of the medium is quite proficient than ever and is being created with principle and as a form of expression. Going back 4,000 years or more, mosaic art was the art that complemented the architecture and was considered to be an impressive skill. Nowadays, you see mosaic murals and artworks everywhere, ornamenting streets or decorating homes and monuments. They became more accessible to every interior designer regardless of technical ability or budget.
As mosaic art continues to be one of the most permanent art forms of the ancient world, so I once again asked some of the most creative mosaicists of our age to get their predictions on what we might expect for the coming year! In their opinions, this coming year promises an unfolding turmoil in Mosaic Art to turn our daily life into a three-dimensional canvas of all colors and square shapes.
As the days draw closer to Christmas, it’s a perfect time to enjoy the unmistakable sounds of shoppers and merrymakers preparing for the holidays. Our streets will soon be transformed into magical wonderlands of modern and traditional Christmas ornaments! Some displays are so incredible to inspire wanderers from all over the globe to visit them every year.
The elucidating December Festival of Light in Amsterdam and London’s spectacular light extravaganzas are truly magnificent when they twinkle in Christmas lights, and many other cities around the world are arguably just as festive and brilliant!
Let’s take the long way around the world to enjoy some of the most whimsical Christmas mosaic lights along the streets!
It is the time of the year when families get together, hearts rejoice, and serenity prevails. Just like a mosaic, pieces of genuine love and joy assemble to form a grand masterpiece called Christmas. Bring a unique touch to your home by decorating it with a set of ornaments that
Ever since Charlemagne had succeeded to a firm scope in strengthening his empire, he selected Aix-la-Chapelle as a place of residence and called around him artists of all kinds both from the former Western and from the Eastern Roman empires. The artists were engaged in decorating and adorning his fortresses, and it was here that a new style, the Romanesque style, based upon classic architecture, and very strongly influenced by Byzantine mosaic art, which stood then at its utmost splendor!
I recently came back from Italy with a bag of inspiration and splendor in my eyes. Some of which include the antique Romanesque architecture, the Roman triumphal columns, as well as the breathtaking interiors of cathedrals and basilicas. Therefore I thought of today’s article as a brief yet precise pedagogy of the Romanesque Period, catching a glimpse of some of the most interesting mosaics of that time.
It is no secret that mosaics, since ancient times, had been used for a wide set of purposes. For instance, during the Stone Age, they were assembled in a way to send a message or relay a certain direction. However, as centuries passed by, mosaics started to be used for