Mosaics

Mosaics have adorned walls and enhanced the architecture of public spaces for thousands of years. Throughout history, mosaics have been prized for their ability to simultaneously beautify and educate communities.

Different types of wall decorations were popular during various periods and styles of architecture. From approximately the fourth through thirteenth centuries, the enduring art of mosaic was favored, and this era produced the extraordinary mosaic artwork of the Byzantine period.

For mosaic fabrication, a range of material choices is available for the “tessera,” the small pieces of marble, glass, stone or tile. “Smalti,” or colored glass, was prominently used in wall and vault mosaics of early Christian and Byzantine churches and it is often selected for modern-day mosaic compositions.

Mosaic is versatile and so durable that exterior installations can be undertaken, as well as interior. It can be applied to walls and floors. Mosaic can be designed as a sculptural display or as the focal point in courtyard paving. Walls, shrines, and reredos or altar screens are beautiful applications of mosaic.

 

Theodore M. Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame - Mosaic Restoration

Theodore M. Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame - Mosaic Restoration

Notre Dame, IN

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