Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Inspiration: Mosaic Tiles

I've always loved glass mosaic tiles!  Their glossy and almost ethereal look always mesmerizes me!  I cannot wait to visit Italy this summer to see some gorgeous mosaics that are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old.  One particular example is from the Florence Baptistery:

Florence: the mosaic ceiling of the Baptistery

This is the ceiling.  No, it's not painted, it's glass mosaics, many of the pieces are the size of your pinkie finger nail.  So tiny but so effective as a whole!  (Click on the photo to take you to the source.)

Baptisterio, Florence

This is a close up...still looks a lot like a painting, but it's mosaics!  Amazing!  (Click on the photo for source.)

I ran across this more modern company, New Ravenna Mosaics, and absolutely fell in love with their product!  Here are a few of my favorites from their gallery:

P.S. I've got a pretty good list of things to see and do in Florence and Rome but  if anyone has a favorite store, restaurant, or overlooked site that I must visit please let me know!

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