Nelson Londono, Author at Artsaics

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Mosaic Art

The Many Different Types of Mosaic Art

We could argue that there are as many different types of mosaic art as there are of art styles, from Classical and Art Nouveau to Impressionism and Cubism. However, Most mosaics, while embracing all styles of art, are categorized in more finite terms. There are really only five basic types of mosaic art: Classical, Organic, […]

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Mosaics

This Is How Mosaics Are Made

The earliest mosaics, as evidenced by Pre-Columbian art, were made of shells, pieces of semi-precious stones, and even mother-of-pearl inlays. However, these humble beginnings soon led to the grand mosaics of Mesopotamia and, from there, into Ancient Greece and Rome. While how mosaics are made has changed over time, one thing remains constant: The final […]

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Mosaic Tile Styles

The Many Different Mosaic Tile Styles

Designers today can classify mosaic tile styles into several very distinct categories. Modern homeowners can use these styles to decide what resonates with their tastes and then have many different options available within each main style design category. These styles range from the natural use of organic, sustainable, materials to highly industrialized designs that have a sharp […]

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History of Tiles

A Lesson on the History of Tiles

Have you ever wondered how people first started making tiles? The history of tiles is a long and winding tale that starts in Egypt, circa 10,000 B.C., around the time of the pyramids. From there it went into Babylon, Assyria and the ancient Persian Empire.  After that, the Greeks and Romans took over this ancient art and […]

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Tunisian Tile Designs

7 Stunning Tunisian Tile Designs to Inspire Your Renovation

Tunisian tiles are as legendary today as they were in the ancient world. Tunisia, a North African country along the Mediterranean Sea, was influenced by an influx of different cultures, ranging from classical Roman to exotic Islamic artisans of the day. Eventually, the Spanish and Portuguese also took the Tunisian tile craft even further, lending their […]

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Barroque Tile Designs

You Have to See These 10 Barroque Tile Designs!

The Baroque period inspired many artisans in the 17th and 18th century throughout Europe. It was a stylistic movement that influenced painting, sculpture, and even Barroque tile for architectural purposes. Barroque tile designs used many of the same principles as the movement, making use of the contrast between dark and light for dramatic effect while trying […]

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