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Monday, March 9, 2009

Antique Mosaic Design ~ Tilework from Pompeii . . .

I can't tell you how much I love this graphic design. It's a mosaic floor sample from sketches made by the author in Pompeii.

Scanned from OWEN JONES, THE GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT, 1865.



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3 comments:

Sabina said...

Hi Rosemary,

Now you've hit on something I absolutely love - mosaics - and this one is very lovely! A few summers back, on a trip to Southern California, I got the chance to go to the Getty Villa in Malibu. There I strolled through a reproduction of a beautiful villa that once stood in Herculaneum and was destroyed by the same volcano that overtook Pompeii. I was in absolute heaven surrounded by all those mosaic floors, marble staircases and countless antiquities. I'll never forget it!!

:)

Deanna said...

Wow, that would look great on my wall! Gorgeous!

enzo aiello said...

Hi Rosemary,
my name is Enzo , i am an italian mosaic artist and i know very well the mosaic you love and display.
Actually it is one of my favorite,
i saw it for the first time in a history of art book, being a specialist in the mosaic field, i have seen it many other times in different places,it is really beautifull.
if you want give a look at my website www.aiellomosaics.com ,i am sure you will see many other works to appecciate.

Take care

Enzo Aiello