Mosaic
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It is a technique of decorative art or interior decoration. Most mosaics are made o...
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Villa Romana del Casale
In about 300 A.D., Emperor Maximilian built the imperial Roman villa of Casale — an obscenely lavish country escape — covering it wall-to-wall in some of the...
Mosaic
all photos are of ancient bizanzine mosaics in different churches in ravenna (italy) - very fascinating - mosaici bizanzini chiese ravenna - music: morning p...
Late Antique and medieval mosaics in Italy
Italy has the richest concentration of Late Antique and medieval mosaics in the world. Although the technique is especially associated with Byzantine art, and many Italian mosaics were probably made b...
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Early Byzantine mosaics in the Middle East
Early Byzantine mosaics in the Middle East are a group of Christian mosaics created between the 4th and the 8th centuries in ancient Syria, Palestine and Egypt when the area belonged to the Byzantine ...
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Alexander Mosaic
The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BC, is a Roman floor mosaic originally from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. It depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III o...
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Episcopa Theodora
Episcopa Theodora is the Greek inscription on a 9th-century Christian mosaic in the Chapel of Bishop Zeno of Verona located within the Church of Saint Praxedis the Martyress in Rome. The honorific ti...
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Gladiator Mosaic
The Gladiator Mosaic is a famous mosaic of gladiators, dated to the first half of the 4th century. It was discovered in 1834 on the Borghese estate at Torrenova, on the Via Casilina outside Rome. It...
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Nile mosaic of Palestrina
The Nile mosaic of Palestrina is a late Hellenistic floor mosaic depicting the Nile in its passage from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean. The mosaic was part of a Classical sanctuary-grotto in Palestrin...
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Santa Maria in Trastevere
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere (English: Our Lady in Trastevere) is a titular minor basilica in the Trastevere district of Rome, and one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor ...
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Tomb of the Julii
12°27′12″E / 41.90222°N 12.45333°E / 41.90222; 12.45333The popularly-named "Tomb of the Julii" (Mausoleum "M") survives in the Vatican Necropolis beneath St. Peter's Basilica....
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Great Palace Mosaic Museum
The Great Palace Mosaic Museum (Turkish: Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi), is located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey, at Arasta Bazaar. The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine ...
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Villa Romana del Casale
The Villa Romana del Casale (Sicilian: Villa Rumana dû Casali) is a Roman villa built in the first quarter of the 4th century and located about 3 km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily, s...
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Zellige
Zellige, zillij or zellij (Arabic: الزليج‎) is terra cotta tilework covered with enamel in the form of chips set into plaster. It is one of the main characteristics of the Moroccan architect...
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Pietre dure
Pietra dura or pietre dure (see below), called parchin kari in South Asia, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images. It is considered...
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Byzantine mosaic
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It is a technique of decorative art or interior decoration. Most mosaics are made o...
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Hildreth Meiere
An unsung heroine of Art Deco art and architecture, Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) is the artist behind many of the most spectacular murals of the mid-twentieth century. The dynamic roundels of Dance, Dr...
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Pamela Irving
Pamela Irving (born 1960) is a Australian visual artist specialising in bronze, ceramic and mosaic sculptures as well as printmaking and copper etchings. In addition to her extensive art work, Irving ...
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Stag Hunt Mosaic
The Stag Hunt mosaic (c. 300 BCE) by Gnosis is a mosaic from a wealthy home of the late 4th century BC, the so-called "House of the Abduction of Helen" (or "House of the Rape of Helen"), in Pella, th...
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Glass tiles
Glass tiles are pieces of glass formed into consistent shapes.
Glass was used in mosaics as early as 2500 BC, but it took until the 3rd Century BC before innovative artisans in Greece, Persia and...
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Tirana Mosaic
The Tirana Mosaic (Albanian: Mozaiku i Tiranës) is a famous Albanian landmark that is thought to have been part of a Roman house built in the third century. Later in the fifth and sixth centuries, a c...
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Stoclet Frieze
The Stoclet Frieze is a series of three mosaics created by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt for a 1905-1911 commission for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. The panels depict swirling Trees of life, a stan...
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