28 Oct 2019

Mosaic Art Meets Halloween Horror

Halloween brings out a little bit of the dark side in everyone. It lets our inner self out for a bit of play and reveals more of our personality. Your mild-mannered coworker might love zombies. Your next-door neighbor might choose this day to let their Goth side come out. From
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21 Oct 2019

Topkapi Palace is an Istanbul Must-See

Home to harems, history-making sultans, and the type of over-the-top ornamentation that surrounds royalty, the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is a top tourist draw for Turkish tourists even today. For lovers of Islamic mosaic art, it’s a must-see. As a museum, it documents the incredible history of the Ottoman Empire
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21 Aug 2019

Everything You Should Know About St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg

St. Isaacs Cathedral, also known as Isaakievskiy Sobor in Russian, is nestled in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was completed in the year 1858 as an honorable dedication to the patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint. It
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01 Aug 2019

The Glory of Byzantine Mosaic Art

If you are looking for a new piece of art and you want something that is equal parts eye-catching and awe-inspiring, along with a piece that will generate conversation; then you definitely want to look into inquiring a piece of Byzantine or Byzantine-inspired Mosaics. The wondrous thing about mosaic artwork
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18 Jun 2019

The Tree of Life – An Ancient Symbol That Still Draws Us In

Ask someone about the Tree of Life, and you’re likely to get a variety of responses. The image and meaning vary, and someone in Turkey will have an entirely different concept in mind than someone who is familiar with Norse mythology. In the many manifestations of the motif in art,
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06 Jun 2019

The Happiness Behind the Skeleton Dance

What do we think when we see an image of skull & bones today? How about a stylized picture of a human skeleton? Although it does depend on the context, we probably don’t think about it too much and place it into the drawer with other “gothic” or “dark” pop
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