01 Sep The Most Beautiful Mosaics From Around the World
A mosaic refers to a pattern or image made up of small pieces of colored stone, glass, or ceramic those are adhered to a surface with plaster or mortar. Mosaics are frequently employed as floor and wall decorations, and they were especially popular in Ancient Rome. Mosaics are not only ultimately the most practical way to sustain the level of heat within the interior of the house but also hold major historic values in some ancient buildings across the world. Here is a list of some mosaic across the globes that are so beautiful that it will make you speechless-
La Maison Picassiette is a work of art that isn’t as old as some of the others on this list, but it is, in my opinion, just as amazing. Chartres, about 50 miles southwest of Paris, is where the modest house is located. Raymond Isidore covered his house, garden, patio, furniture, flooring, everything, it seem that in broken ceramic tile between 1938 and 1964. Approximately 30,000 people visit the house each year.
Antoni Gaudi is most known for La Sagrada Familia, but he’s also responsible for some fairly stunning mosaic work in Parc Güell, which is a short bus trip away and up a steep hill from the church. Long, meandering rows of tile-covered chairs encircle a vast dirt courtyard in Gaudi’s park, which was created between 1900 and 1914. When you get at the bottom of the stairs, you are greeted by a mosaic dragon.
Ravenna’s mosaics date from the fifth and sixth century, when the city served as the headquarters of the Western Roman Empire and subsequently as the capital of Byzantine Italy. The beautiful mosaics depict episodes from Jesus’ life as well as other biblical stories. Its famous mosaics are found in three separate churches Sant’Apollinare in Classe, Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, and Basilica of San Vitale The UNESCO World Heritage List includes all three churches.
Between 1929 and 1960, three excavations found the Villa Romana del Casale, which was erected in the early fourth century and revealed almost 4,200 square yards of mosaic floor. Some images depict Roman life, such as “bikini-clad” ladies participating in sports like as weightlifting and discus throwing, as well as hunters and their dogs. The home was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List quite recently.
New York City, New York-
The subway system in New York City is home to some spectacular mosaic art. Squire Vickers, an artist and architect, pioneered the use of mosaics in subway stations at the turn of the century. The displays are easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention.
After seeing a new floor in the Pope’s Roman summer house, the Abbot of Westminster brought back a ship full of marble, glass, and Italian craftsmen to lay down “The Great Pavement” at Westminster Abbey in the 13th century. The 24-square-foot floor is made up of rare marbles, jewels, and tinted glass, some of which has been recycled from millennia-old monuments. The inlaid images reflect the universe and its conclusion.