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MOSAICS

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Romina Raspo

on 4 September 2013

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MOSAICS
This unique style has been utilized since ancient times, and remnants of ancient mosaics survive in Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire.
The materials used to develop mosaics vary, but
tile, glass, stones, and shells are the most common.
It's an art form that involves the piecing together of tiny bits of colored materials- called LESSERAE- to create an aesthetically pleasing image.
The created image may be a depiction of something or someone, or it might form a pattern.
EGYPTIANS adorned furniture and jewelry with tiny colorful stones or bits of glass.
During the ROMAN EMPIRE, mosaics became more elaborated and featured numerous colors.
During the BYZANTINE EMPIRE, the designs featured images of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and other Christian figures.
In the ISLAMIC WORLD the designs featured amazing geometric patterns rich in color and detail.
GREEKS instead of decorating things, created entire pieces.
Amazing mosaics artworks
around the world
A 60-feet by 40-feet mosaic using 38,400 colorful Post-It notes, made in a High School in Taylorsville, Utah.
Barry Snyder (Colorado) creates amazing mosaic artworks out of the stickers you see in store-brought fruit and vegetables.
Maurice Bennett of New Zealand creates mosaic portraits of famous people made from thousands of toasted bread, burned in varying degrees to create different shades.
Since 1988, Emma Karp and her father Helge Lundstrom have been creating huge apple mosaics for the annual Kivik Apple Festival in Sweden.
Franz Spohn (Pennsylvania) specializes in creating large mosaic murals depicting famous people from hundreds of gumballs.
Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)
He was a Catalan architect of Spanish nationality, and he uses broken tiles on decorative building facades.
Antoni Gaudí Park Güell Entrance Dragon Fountain
Antoni Gaudí Güell Park - mosaic seating area adorned with multi-colored tiles
Gaudí's mosaic work on the main terrace
Isaiah Zagar
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is the
largest work created by mosaic
artist Isaiah Zagar.
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