201031 Halloween: Mosaics

Newly unearthed Italian mosaics in Verona, Italy, found in pristine condition, reveal the stunning beauty of Roman art.

Newly unearthed Italian mosaics, found in pristine condition, reveal the stunning beauty of Roman art. The central floor decoration is incredibly handsome. Each cell, and there are many, achieves delicate balance in a particular way: light and dark, thick and thin, yin/yang, an intricate weave, symmetrical flowers, and simple dots and dashes. The eye moves within each cell, dancing from cell-to-cell, in a way that is neither repetitive nor boring. Perhaps, that is another point, too. If the fundamental problem is to design a covering of interest that pleases and interests the eye, these masons have achieved tremendous results.

Published by Allen Lubow

Inventor, critical thinking.

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