Roman Mosaics

Posted on September 14, 2013. Filed under: Art, Italy, Rome, Travel | Tags: , , , , |

31 mosaic

When you go to Rome you will remember that the Romans did fabulous mosaics.  You will not, however, be prepared for how masterful and prolific they were.

33 mosaic hippo

These are spectacular ancient examples from the National Museum.  But you will see them virtually everywhere including St. Peter’s where artisans copied paintings in micro-mosaic so finely that you cannot tell it is not a painting.  Theydid this because of the candle and incense smoke damage that would occur to real paintings.

32 mosaic birds

The detail in this work is fantastic.  I like to think of the hands that placed each tile.  It was a rich culture indeed that could produce such exquisite handiwork.









34 mosaic geometric

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Sweet! Enjoy your travelings, and sightseeings to its max. 😀

Thanks, Marcos, I do! Traveling is the most fun I have!

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