05 Jul 2018

A Story About Pre-columbian Mosaics

Art in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century was as diverse as the can be imagined. Great civilizations ruled this earth, from Olmec, Aztec, and Maya in Mesoamerica, to the Inca in the South and each of these cultures left a specific
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28 Jun 2018

Magnificent Art Nouveau Mosaics as an Inspiration

The turn of the 20th century brought a number of new ideas and movements in the arts, some conceptual, some aesthetic. A group of European artists gathered around the idea that the traditional hierarchy of arts was obsolete and that craft and applied arts deserved more attention devised a new
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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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12 Jun 2018

Street Art Mosaics

A long history of mosaic art is traditionally bound to opulence and wealth, predominantly around the Mediterranean. This luxurious decorating art technique was always reserved for the aristocrats and the rich, while the regular folk could only hope to enjoy some of its charms in scarce public buildings. And that
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07 Jun 2018

Different Types of Tiles You Can Use for Mosaics

Whether a mosaic adorns the backsplash in a kitchen, the top of a table, the walls of a bathroom, or even the floor. The basic definition of a mosaic is that it’s a decoration of a surface. You could use that same definition for any piece of art, and so
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30 May 2018

A closer look at mosaic materials

Creating mosaics involves many alternate techniques. Equally important to the method, what also impresses on the final outcome, is the choice of ingredients that feed into the artwork as a whole. As there is no one standard for this aspect of the process, the list of materials to choose from
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