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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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14 Jun 2018

Zoning in on an ideal mosaic backsplash

Apart from the aesthetic value that a kitchen backsplash lends to its general surroundings, there is also a practical reason for it. A backsplash is there to shield the walls from the odd splash when you’re cooking. But it has a double benefit, in being the focal point in the
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13 Jun 2018

The Lod Mosaic: A Third Century Roman Floor Mosaic

The Lod Mosaic is a late third century-early fourth century Roman floor mosaic that was discovered accidentally during 1996 highway construction near a central city square in Lod, Palestine (nowadays Israel). The mosaic seems to have been made and embedded within a large Roman villa from the Byzantine era. Historians
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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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