The history of Mosaics

  1. Ravenna Mosaico, 2015

    la Porziuncola - Mosaic installation by Felice Nittolo in Basilica San Giovanni Evangelista (Ravenna Mosaico, 2015) Ravenna Mosaico, 2015 Many of you will already know Ravenna, Italy is home to many exquisite, ancient mosaic artworks. Referred to as the capital city of mosaics, Ravenna is also the site of an annual international mosaic festival Ravenna Mosaico . Currently in prog... Read more
  2. Mosaic Art in Public Spaces

    Mosaic Art in Public Spaces The mosaic art form lends itself well to the public domain. From monumental sculptural installations to finely detailed smaller works that adorn window sills and decorate plazas; the durability of mosaic materials make this art form a common choice for artworks that are installed in public spaces. Mosaics have stood the test of time as witnessed in the famous Bibi Xa... Read more
  3. The Vatican Mosaics: Paintings for Eternity

    If you’ve been lucky enough to visit Vatican City then you know that intricate and beautiful mosaics cover many of the floors and hallways as well as adorning walls and ceilings everywhere. They are a sight to behold and truly inspiring. Most would agree that the mosaics of St. Peter’s Basilica are particularly stunning. Photo courtesy of Arpingstone via Wikimedia Commons St. ... Read more
  4. A Brief History Of Mosaics

    Here at Hobby Island Mosaics we’re passionate about the craft of mosaic art. It isn’t a recent phenomenon and we want everyone to appreciate this art form and where it came from, so we thought we’d spark some interest by giving you a brief overview of the history of mosaics… What is a mosaic? A mosaic is an image created by assembling small pieces of glass, ceramic, ... Read more
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