7 majestic mosaic artworks featuring refined peacocks
(4 min read) You may have heard of the phrase “as proud as a peacock.” These legendary male birds gracefully strut their splendid fan of feathers to attract the less colorful female or peahen. Also dubbed the king of birds, peacocks pompously walk and display their metallic-toned feathers of large eyes tinted in gold, bronze, lapis lazuli blue, and emerald green. A crest or crown of feathers sits atop their heads.
The blue peacock we’ve come to know and love is primarily found in India and Sri Lanka. In ancient Indian civilization, images of peacocks could be found around royal palaces and gardens. The birds were also considered a status symbol. Today, the peacock is recognized as the national bird of India.
With their vivid plumage, sashaying catwalk, and storied heritage, peacocks make stunning subjects for decorative mosaic art. Here are seven vibrant examples of majestic mosaic artworks featuring these refined animals.
The focal point of this decorative mosaic art made with glass tiles is a beautiful peacock guarding his garden home. He is perched on a thick branch of immaculately white blossoms.
Birds of a feather
These two peafowls are locked in a passionate tango in this quizzical mosaic artwork. In a reversal of gender roles, it is the alabaster peahen who proudly fans her feathers.
Peacock on the sly
In this Roman-influenced decorative mosaic art, A peacock quietly perches on a leafy tree branch. Nothing unusual about that. But is he really friends with the many butterflies fluttering in the garden? Is he letting them fly close enough for a quick attack?
Beautiful in Blue
First, it was a white elephant. Now, it’s a white peacock. This bird may be domesticated, but he is wild at heart. In this piece of mosaic wall art, he is flying free as a bird should.
With great pride
Bring exotic appeal to your décor with this mosaic wall art of a proud blue peacock resting on a large branch of pure white flowers. Don’t you just love how dignified he appears against a neutral backdrop?
Above all the rest
Be mesmerized by the bright hues on this colorful decorative mosaic art of a vain peacock perched high above, looking down on a dule of doves on the ground.