Micromosaics

Author: Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel
Editor: Philip Wilson Publishers
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The art of mosaics is of ancient origin, enjoying its first great period during the Roman Empire and its second in eighteenth and nineteenth century Rome, when a flourishing craft developed in response to the Grand Tour. Affluent tourists provided the ideal market for views of Rome and images from Ancient History and mythology, painstakingly worked in tesserae - minute pieces of coloured enamel - a technique known as 'micromosaics.' Some of these were so intricate that one square inch could contain as many as 1,500 tesserae. The range of objects was enormous - from jewellery and snuffboxes to large pictures and tabletops. All of these forms and subjects are comprehensively represented in the Gilbert Collection. This book examine the collection through full-colour illustrations and detailed descriptions and commentaries. New research into the workshops and business practices of two significant Roman mosaicists derived from the archives of the Vatican Mosaic Workshops is detailed in an essay by Massimo Alfieri, while Judy Rudoe explores the techniques and materials of small-scale Roman micromosaic objects, illustrated with spectacular magnified photography.
Micromosaics
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel, Anna Maria Massinelli, Gilbert Collection
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

The art of mosaics is of ancient origin, enjoying its first great period during the Roman Empire and its second in eighteenth and nineteenth century Rome, when a flourishing craft developed in response to the Grand Tour. Affluent tourists provided the ideal market for views of Rome and images from
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Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Susan Weber Soros, Stefanie Walker, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

During the nineteenth century in Rome, three generations of the Castellani family created what they called “Italian archaeological jewelry,” which was inspired by the precious Etruscan, Roman, Greek, and Byzantine antiquities being excavated at the time. The Castellani jewelry consisted of finely wrought gold that was often combined with delicate
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Pages: 144
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-04 - Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

Expertly crafted from thousands of tiny and intricately arranged pieces, micromosaics appear at first glance to be miniature paintings. Closer inspection reveals the extraordinary skill of the virtuoso makers, who were able to create exquisite images brimming with drama and atmosphere.0Focusing on 30 highlights from the V&A's superlative Rosalinde and