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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~ Incredible Art Mosaics


Hi everyone! It has been a while since I posted art on Friday...and technically it's not Friday anymore, but I won't tell if you don't.



I love mosaics. The fact that one can combine different colored textures and shapes together to visually meld them into a beautiful image is amazing to me.

 I love drinking in the image from afar and then getting up really close and seeing ( and if I am lucky being able to feel) the imperfect tiles that created the perfect artwork. So today I'm posting a cool video of mosaics and they are made up of some very unusual materials...Enjoy!



     
               uploaded by: FinalScoreProducts

On My trip to Washington DC we stopped by the largest Catholic church in the nation. all of the art work in the church was made up of mosaics. absolutely gorgeous!
here are some pictures of the inside of the Basilica of The National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception.

This is an unbelievable mural in the front of the church. It is 3,600 square feet and it contains nearly three million tiles. Even though it is not my favorite depiction of Jesus (he looks too muscular and quite frankly a bit mean looking) I can appreciate the awesome beauty of the the piece itself.

               This one looks like a painting doesn't it?...It is also made entirely of tile pieces.                                               




Even on the ceiling there were gorgeous tiled mosaics to view and appreciate.


                


Every art piece was made of tiny imperfect tiled squares like these




Amazing right?

Have yourself an amazing weekend and please keep praying for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many Many prayers are needed.


Blessings, Joanne





15 comments:

  1. I get a crick in my neck just thinking about working on those ceilings.

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    1. Hi Delores, They were awesome. And yes my neck did start to hurt a bit just from looking at them! I cant even begin to imagine how the artists felt!

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  2. The photos are beautiful!! Loved the video!

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  3. Hello Joanne! I have missed you. :-) Love mosaics...the one of that crooked heart is beautiful. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. hi Tracyjo, I took that picture especially for my daughter. She loves taking pictures of hearts :0)

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  4. Hi Joanne. This was very interesting, I've always loved mosaics. The images in that cathedral are beautiful.
    Hope you are well, best wishes to you and your family.

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  5. Very impressive, and thanks for the reminder to keep sending prayers. I will.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Aww thanks Robin, people here could use all the help they can get

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  6. This reminds me of the time I made a mosaic in elementary school of pieces cut out of magazines. The teacher had us cut little squares out of colorful magazine photos and then used them according to color. They came out really beautiful. I made a terrace with hanging baskets with plants in them all out of these little magazine scraps.

    Thanks for the memory refresh :)

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    1. What a cool project! I may have to try something like that
      thanks Susan:0)

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  7. I also love mosaics. The bottom photo really caught my eye.

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