Islamic Mosaic Art

Posted on Feb 16 2018
Islamic architecture used mosaic technique to decorate religious buildings and palaces after the Muslim conquests of the eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire. In Syria and Egypt the Arabs were influenced by the great tradition of Roman and Early Christian mosaic art. During the Umayyad Dynasty mosaic making remained a flourishing art form in Islamic culture and it is continued in the art... READ MORE

Byzantine Mosaics

Posted on Feb 16 2018
​​​Mosaics were more central to Byzantine culture than to that of Western Europe. Byzantine Orthodox church interiors were generally covered with golden mosaics. Mosaic art flourished in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 15th centuries. The majority of Byzantine mosaics were destroyed during wars and conquests, but the surviving remains still form a fine collection. The Orthodox... READ MORE

Greek & Roman Mosaic

Posted on Feb 16 2018
​Greek and Roman Mosaics of the 4th century BC which are found in the Macedonian palace-city of Aegae, & the 4th-century BC mosaic of The Beauty of Durrës discovered in Durrës, Albania in 1916, are early figural examples; the Greek figural style was mostly formed in the 3rd century BC. Mythological subjects, or scenes of hunting or other pursuits of the wealthy,... READ MORE

Mosaic Art: A 4,000 Year Old Story

Posted on Feb 16 2018
You have probably already seen something like this: This is called: Mosaic. Did you know that it goes back to more than 4,000 years? Really old! Mosaic is the art of constructing images by assembling small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials that are hard and known to last. These may be reflective or iridescent; they can be multidimensional, and can integrate... READ MORE
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