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27 Aug 2018

Installed Mosaic Wall Art

Mosaic wall art has been around for millennia, but it still demonstrates an incomparable beauty and reverence today. Used as decoration in the distant past, these images were designed to inspire the viewer, whether that be a depiction of the thrill of the hunt, or of pleasure and indulgence. They
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22 Aug 2018

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Garden-A Mosaic Extravaganza

Not many outdoor monuments are dedicated to both the imagination and the art of mosaic such as the spectacular Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Escondido. The last major public work of the famous French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, this outdoor installation is the only American sculpture garden and a
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17 Aug 2018

Santa Maria in Trastevere – Rome, Italy

The Santa Maria in Trastevere is a basilica in Rome, Italy originally commissioned by Pope Callistus I during the third century. Its name translates to “Our Lady in Trastevere” in English and is said to be the first church dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus. As stated in its
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15 Aug 2018

Painting in Stone – Beautiful Examples of Opus Sectile

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

10 Appetizing Mosaics For Your Dining Room

Throughout history, dining rooms played a central role in a home, designed to display personal and official affinities of the homeowner. When we look at historical dining halls, we find a diversity that is hard to classify – from religious insignia to minute details pertaining to the members of the
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26 Jul 2018

Art Deco Designs Perfect for Your Home Mosaic

One of the first global design movements, Art Deco appeared with the expansion of modern technologies and mechanization in the early 20th century. Celebrating novel aesthetic, futuristic ideas and mechanized world, it reached a peak in the 1920s, only to decline in the 1930s along with the Great American Depression.
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