Tuesday, April 12, 2011

M is for (micro)mosaic


A glass mosaic from the Corning Museum of Glass
original photo above and one with different effects to enhance the mosaic bits (the tiny, tiny mosaic tiles!)
This is a small detail of the micromosaic of the Basilica of San Marco. The whole thing actually measures five by seven feet. It is dated from 1907 and created by E. Cerato.


17 comments:

Nora said...

I do have to say that I like the enhanced photo best. Are you sure it doesn't look that in real life? It ought to.

VioletSky said...

Nora: I think it was more muted, like the first one.

Sylvia K said...

What an marvelous mosaic and a great post for the M Day! Love the colors! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful mosaic!!! The Celebrity cruise line ship, the Equinox, featured a glass blowing exhibition on the top deck...it was fascinating, and all the proceeds of the sales went to the Corning Museum of Glass...

Meryl said...

Oh are these cool!

photowannabe said...

Spectacular!!

Roger Owen Green said...

My, I haven't been to Corning in decades; may be worth another trip!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Impressive, to be sure. It must have taken a long time to create this but it's lovely!

Hildred and Charles said...

How very beautifully, - it stretches the mind when one thinks of the work involved in creating such a gorgeous mosaic.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful ART! I'm enchanted by this mosaic, thanks so much for sharing!
I will search to read more about this artist E. Cerato.
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wow! Amazing craftsmanship. And patience and persistance. What steady, and slender fingers, the artist had.

jlshall said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love mosaics. I've always wanted to try to create one, but I'm afraid I just don't have the patience. What a wonderful post for "M" day!

Thanks for visiting my blog
~Joy @ Joysweb

mrsnesbitt said...

The detailed artwork is quite amazing! Thanks so much.
Denise
ABC Team

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

nice museum

Joy said...

I find mosaics fascinating, this is a beauty. The recreation of the paintings at such a small scale is amazing.

Starnitesky said...

The details in the mosaic are amazing a beautiful piece of art. In answer to your question on my blog, no I did not go on the ferris wheel - too high for me!

chubskulit said...

Nice pick for letter M! Beautiful captures too!

My Letter M, hope you can come and see. Have a great Wednesday!

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