27 May 2019

Memorial Day in the United States – Honoring Soldiers and Tradition through Mosaic art

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season in our country, with the three-day extended weekend kicking off travel and observance rituals all over the country. In enjoying all the retail sales, barbecues, and vacations, it’s easy to forget the actual meaning of the holiday. The first Memorial
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26 Mar 2019

Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Glorious Past is Preserved Through Mosaic Art

Both Pompeii and Herculaneum, its neighbor in western Italy, were thriving in 79 AD. With their location on the Bay of Naples, their affluent residents, and their thriving economies, they were showplaces for displays of wealth among the newly rich merchant classes – as well as the nobility who vacationed
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07 Feb 2019

Early Islamic Mosaic Art

Islamic art, with all of its richness, precise geometry of line, and saturated colors, is united in its origins, but diverse in its applications. Both the time range and geography for its expression is vast, but there are threads that tie together the types of its visual arts. What is
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26 Sep 2018

Calçada Portuguesa – An Outdoor Mosaic Art Inspiration

How much does an urban environment affect our daily mood? All of those living in the cities would agree – quite a lot. And if we also agree that a city that is carefully planned, built and embellished influences people in a better way than a chaotic concrete beast, we
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15 Aug 2018

Painting in Stone – Beautiful Examples of Opus Sectile Mosaic Art

The art of mosaic is usually understood as the art of small cubes – tesserae, arranged in a particular way. However, mosaic art is a much broader term, a method that encompasses several techniques, all of them ancient and specific. One of the mosaic art techniques that give the most
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21 Jun 2018

Ancient Mosaics And The Animal Kingdom

Since the beginning of art, animals were one of the favorite subjects. We know that the oldest representations of beasts were created about 38 millennia BC, but the fascination humans have had with fauna never waned. Civilizational development brought progress to the world of art, and representations of the animal
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