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Lilian Broca – Attuned world awareness in an ancient mosaic craft

(3 min read) Lilian Broca creates gorgeous large scale mosaics featuring historical figures in the ancient art of smalto glass, her work acts as a commentary on societal issues.

Lilian Broca stands in front of her entrancing contemporary mosaic wall art
Lilian stands proudly with her entrancing contemporary mosaic wall art depicting strong female figures.

Broca states: “my mythological subjects reflect internationalism, a worldly awareness attuned to significant concerns. I draw attention to political grievances, acts of exclusion, suppression and violence. Legends and fairy tales are all myths that carry powerful messages. Using their symbolism I pose questions about the relevance of allegorical role models for today’s youth. In previous bodies of work, including paintings and drawings, I have exposed the need for gender equality and the ever-changing roles between sexes. My narrative glass mosaics express ideas about the role of women which also extend to more universal statements about the human condition. – Lilian Broca

Colourful mosaic wall art that captivates the audience.
A subtle sensuality to her colourful mosaic wall art draws the audience in, what thoughts are going on behind those faces?

Her sumptuous use of colour combines with finely animated facial features and gesture, making her ancient craft pulse with life and emotional weight. Hundreds of pieces of glass are meticulously placed, with varying colour and shine to achieve the wonderfully varied pallet of skin tones and fine, creased linen, enveloped in ethereal, pale backgrounds.

A man looks upon this enrobed, jewelled woman with a fond smile. Surreptitious, Dialogue, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
A man looks upon this enrobed, jewelled woman with a fond smile; she returns the expression with a Mona Lisa-esque mystery. The deep crimson background brings a scent of passion. Surreptitious Dialogue, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
The opulent brightness of the characters in their fine robes and jewels from this contemporary mosaic art. Queen Esther’s Banquet by Lilian Broca.
The opulent brightness of the characters in their fine robes and jewels pops out from their muted backdrops, making them evermore emerging in their mystery and appeal from this contemporary mosaic art. Queen Esther’s Banquet, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
Beautiful mosaic design of Queen Esther Seeking Permission to Speak by Lilian Broca.
It’s easy to forget that these rolling fabrics and beautiful skin tones are made entirely out of square glass pieces as it carries the smooth elegance of a painting. Queen Esther Seeking Permission to Speak, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
Lilian has the ability to capture the emotions of her subjects in a beautiful mosaic artwork.
Lilian has the ability to capture such emotion in the large, dark eyes of her subjects, despite them being comprised from only a few glass tiles.

These mysterious figures carry a deep, dark beauty and charm, reminding us that mosaic art is not only for pretty patterns and décor in our homes, but is a fabulous medium for raw, gorgeous artwork that says much more.

Queen Esther Revealing Her True Identity by Lilian Broca.
This femme is not fazed by spilled wine as she muses into the horizon with dark eyes and fabulous emerald jewellery. Queen Esther Revealing Her True Identity, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
Mosaic Artwork of Haman Leading Mordechai on the Royal Horse by Lilian Broca.
Haman Leading Mordechai on the Royal Horse, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
Judith Seducing Holofernes mosaic design by Lilian Broca.
Judith Seducing Holofernes, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
Custom Mosaic artwork of Judith Meeting Holofernes by Lilian Broca.
Judith Meeting Holofernes, Copyright © Lilian Broca.
Contemporary Wall mosaic art of Esther’s Offering by Lilian Broca.
Esther’s Offering, Copyright © Lilian Broca.

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  1. Amber Myers
    August 21, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Wow, amazing! I am always in awe of what people can create.

  2. Stephanie
    August 21, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Her work is gorgeous! I really like seeing the “behind the scenes” photos showing how it’s done. It really gives a new perspective into the time and effort a mosaic like this takes.

  3. Aishwarya Shenolikar
    August 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    WOW! All these pieces of art are so intricately detailed and completely beautiful! There are so many emotions that are depicted through these! Love it! Now, I’m a fan!

  4. Krysten Quiles
    August 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Wow this is AMAZING. Thanks for sharing this. I’m not sure I would have the patience to do this!

  5. Natalia
    August 21, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I love this kind of art, as mosaics are always very colourful and eye-cathing. She is a really skilled artist and her works look astonishing! Wow!

  6. Lina
    August 21, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Wow those are really master pieces of mosaic art! I love this kind of art so much and how colorful is

  7. kumamonjeng
    August 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I really adore Lilian Broca’s work, her work is really large and I guess it made it more challenging.

  8. Neely Moldovan
    August 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    wow these are so pretty! I love the way she does them!

  9. Karen Monica
    August 22, 2019 at 12:21 am

    OMG, these are such beautiful pieces. Lilian Broca is so talented. I wished I could create a piece like these.

  10. Sam
    August 22, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Wow, what incredible art! Her work is extraordinary, especially the detail to facial features.

  11. Kita Roberts
    August 22, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Wow! These masterpieces are stunningly beautiful! The hands who made this are perfectly talented!

  12. Sazzadul Bari
    August 22, 2019 at 2:18 am

    The post looks informative.

  13. Sidney
    August 22, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Wow this mosaics are amazing. This is such a valuable art as I have not seen this technique before anywhere else. She is so talented, I am impressed!

  14. Margaret Smith
    August 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Wow, these are amazing. She has a great talent, thanks for sharing it.

  15. Ashley
    August 22, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Holy cow! This is the most incredible artwork! Absolutely amazing.

  16. Cindy Batchelor
    August 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, this artwork is beautiful! Stunning!

  17. Joanna
    August 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Oh wow, she is such a talent. Her work is so technical and she creates stories though every piece of mosaic art she creates. Wonderful!

  18. Stacie
    August 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Her work is absolutely beautiful! That level of detail and artistry is purely amazing.

  19. Steph Social
    August 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    These mosaics are amazing! So much work and detail go into making them it’s incredible! They must be worth a lot!

  20. Joline
    August 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Oh wow. These are absolutely incredible! I bet they are more stunning in person.

  21. Ewuzie Kingsley
    August 22, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    What an amazing work of art.. Oh! this woman is so talented, how i wish i can make something like this.

  22. Fran Jorgensen
    August 22, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I can’t believe the number of details that can be achieved with the mosaic! These are just so beautiful and timeless! Gorgeous way to decorate!

  23. Melissa L Cushing
    August 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Wow what a talent and the finished work is amazing and so gorgeous! I would love to see this in person and would love to learn myself 🙂

  24. Agnes Dela Cruz
    August 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I love how intricate the pieces are, those eyes really express the mood and the art at the same time. Thanks for sharing these to us.

  25. Nichelle
    August 23, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Her work is amazing. To see her patiently place each piece to give the art character is amazing. Simply beautiful.

  26. alexandra cook
    August 23, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Lilian Broca is truly an inspiration to me. Been following here and I was amazed with her creations.

  27. Arunas
    August 23, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Her mosaics look stunning! I like this kind of art so much.

  28. Angela Tolsma
    August 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Her pieces are stunning! I would love to see them in real life just to get the scale of them!

  29. Neely Moldovan
    August 23, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Those are really beautiful! She is incredibly talented!

  30. twinspirational
    August 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

    She is so talented..! Such a wonderful art work..! Her technique is so great, love it..!

  31. Flossie McCowald
    August 23, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Holy cow, it’s hard to believe those are mosaics (even when you know they are!). Her work is beautiful.

  32. Jen Walker
    August 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    These are incredible! I’ve never attempted even basic mosaic pieces, and I can only imagine the amount of skill needed to create these masterpieces.

  33. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    August 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I had no idea who Lilian Broca was until now. Her work is so good, so much details, so beautiful. She is super talented.

  34. Arya
    August 23, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    This mosaics are always so surprising. I love it.

  35. Petre
    August 23, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    It’s just brilliant how some people are making art from nothing!

  36. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    August 23, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Lovely amazing creations. The more I look at this form of art the more I am stunned.

  37. Christa
    August 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I can’t get over the detail and facial expressions. Gorgeous.

  38. Joanne
    August 23, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    What an amazing artist! Unfortunately I have no artistic abilities at all but it is nice to be able to admire the work of those that do!

  39. Sincerely Jackline
    August 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Her art works are so stunning..! I wish I could see them in person someday..! Such a skilled artist.. 😘

  40. Shannon Gurnee
    August 24, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I love seeing different pieces of art. These are some really pretty pieces!

  41. Angela
    August 24, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I love art and this is a really interesting piece about it! The mosaics are gorgeous, loved learning more about it!!

  42. Surekha-dreamingloud
    August 24, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Wow! These masterpieces are stunningly beautiful! The hands who made this are perfectly talented!

  43. Bindu Thomas
    August 24, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Amazing masterpieces. You cant take your eyes of them. Lilian Broca is a genius

  44. Arun Dahiya
    August 24, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Oh my, these are breathtaking. One of the most beautiful mosiac art I have ever seen. I would love to see them in person someday .

  45. Mudpiefridays
    August 24, 2019 at 10:17 am

    What a wonderful creations from Lilian. I’ve seen most of her Mosaic and it was incredibly beautiful.

  46. Rosey
    August 24, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Mosaic Art is really fascinating to me. I love the ones you have shown here. I imagines it’s very satisfying to create something so beautiful.

  47. Anzie
    August 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, what a great mosaic art collection!! She is truly a genius artist! From detailed designs to the sober colour combination, everything is so perfect <3

  48. Jeannette
    August 24, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I love the painting of the women with the sword and the man’s head. It is gruesome but shows women’s strength for real.

  49. Catherine Santiago Jose
    August 24, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, these pieces of mosaic arts are really gorgeous. She is definitely an amazing artist and I really admire her with her beautiful works.

  50. Rachel
    August 24, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I’ve always been fascinated by mosaics! And these are incredible.

  51. Cindy Ingalls
    August 24, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    These mosaics are incredible. They have such life and movement to them.

  52. Vanessa Palma
    August 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing these amazing pieces. I wonder how she goes about choosing the tiles that she uses.

  53. Kiwi
    August 26, 2019 at 3:29 am

    My jaw is dropping! Now this is art this is so amazingly done with the mosaic!!

  54. mihir gadhvi
    August 27, 2019 at 7:09 am

    kate that’s just amazing

  55. Mel
    August 27, 2019 at 8:40 am

    these looks absolutely stunning, incredible art and details!

  56. Enriqueta E Lemoine
    August 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I’m in awe with these pieces of art Kate! This lady has talent!

  57. Yeah Lifestyle
    September 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Wow, what a stunning pieces these are, I would just love to have one in my home. How wonderful that would be!