Category Archives: Mosaics

Hell and the Journey of the Magi

The Florence Baptistery, (Baptistery of Saint John or the Battistero di San Giovanni), is considered a minor basilica in Florence, Italy.  The octagonal building stands in both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza San Giovanni, across from the Florence … Continue reading

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You Must Be An Angel | I Can See It In Your Eyes

Deborah Halpern (born in Melbourne in 1957) is a public art sculptor, mosaicist and ceramic artist. Halpern lectures and conducts workshops in ceramics in Melbourne. Her parents Sylvia and Arthur Halpern, were ceramists and artists and two of the founding … Continue reading

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Looks like an itsy-witsy teeny-weeny bikini to me

I remember my mother telling me that the swimwear costume word known as”bikini” stemmed from the Bikini Islands, an atoll belonging to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean (which was also the backdrop for a set of nuclear test … Continue reading

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A Tiffany lamp? – How Clara is that?

American artist and decorative arts designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany was born 166 years ago on February 18, 1848. A member of the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic art movements, he was best known for his design work in stained glass including … Continue reading

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Invaders of a lost art

One of these three invaders is an imposter. So, how can you tell which one is the Invader and which one’s are the imposters? Let’s look at the first of the three. On the left we have an invader (of … Continue reading

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Ever heard of the Barcade boys?

Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. Small pieces, normally roughly quadratic, of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae, (diminutive tessellae), are used to … Continue reading

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