A general overview, analysis and critique of the relationship between Islam and Art in modern times contrasted to the Art that has highlighted Islamic history. Why we are afraid of revolution, man? Symmetry. An important part in the art of mosaic, whose symbolic sapphire blue we now take for granted, was not always just there.
One evening when cloudy weather put a halt to his astronomy research, Harvard Ph.D. student Alex Parker was inspired to get creative -- so he uploaded the top 100 images from the Hubble telescope into a mosaic-making program and recreated Van Gogh's iconic 1889 painting. No big deal.
DEESIS: In Byzantine art, and later Eastern Orthodox art generally, the Deësis or Deisis (Greek: δέησις, "prayer" or "supplication"), is a traditional iconic representation of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator: enthroned, carrying a book, and flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, and sometimes other saints and angels. Mary and John, and any other figures, are shown facing towards Christ with their hands raised in supplication on behalf of humanity.
What These Archaeologists Discovered Hidden Underground In Turkey Is Absolutely Beautiful. [STORY] Underneath the Turkish city, Zeugma an Oxford Archaeology team led an excavation of area of city once inhabited by Ancient Greeks; mosaic these archaeologists are uncovering depicts the Nine Muses...
Society of American Mosaic Artists The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) held its 11th Annual SAMA Conference, which proved to be one of the most successful in the organization’s history. Attendees enjoyed over 30 different preconference workshops, and presentations by leading artists Ilana Shafir, Rachel Sager, Laurie Mika,and Jennie Houston provided inspiration to SAMA members. https://www.glassartmagazine.com/general-interest/item/1177-sama-news-mosaic-arts-summit-2012.html