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Mosaic art in the age of curves

(3 min read) This is undoubtedly the era of celebrating all shapes, but mostly curves and mosaic art is right there to support the movement in its own sensible and meaningful way. This is simply because the best mosaic artwork is equivalent to and implicated by — curves. How so? Well, let’s explain and chat about the sheer bootyliciousness (oh, look, a new word!) of mosaic art!

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.The Bracing Chamomile glass mosaic art with some amazing curvy petals was created by Sophie Laroche. Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab.


Some general rule with art is that there are 5 main types of lines: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zigzag, and curved lines. However, if you really think about it those can simply be summed up as two types — straight and curved lines, with straight lines having 4 types under their wing, and curved lines being just — curved. I guess you could say that straight lines aren’t interesting enough on their own, so they had to have some sub-types included so they could try to match their counterpart — the curved beauties. *wink wink

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Delve Into the Night mosaic artwork by Megan Duncanson round shapes making putting the whole masterpiece in motion.

This last sentiment is, of course, a joke. We don’t discriminate lines here at Mosaics Lab and all of them are welcome to stay and have their fun. However, mosaic art simply looks better when it is done in curved lines. Just browse through our catalog or any mosaic catalog or collection for that matter, and you will realize what I’m talking about. There are several reasons for this.

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Red Bird and Blossoms handmade mosaic art composed of high-end glass, Lorenzo De Rosso used spirals and curved edges to create magic with this masterpiece. Mosaic Design by Mosaics Lab.


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Subtle and delicate curvy lines elevate this Sophie Laroche’s masterpiece from pretty to ephemerally beautiful. Mosaic Flower Design by Mosaics Lab.


Straight lines are pretty improbable and close to impossible in nature. There are some exceptions, like the endless shiny line of the open horizon, or the sharp little spikes of the hedgehog. Nevertheless, almost every other thing in nature will be anything but a line. Our world thrives on little imperfections, that’s what makes it exciting and beautiful. It’s the same way with art, or more precisely, mosaic art.

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Street Dancer mosaic art by Haith Dani, creates the illusion of movement by putting naturally curved lines as opposed to some human-made straight ones. Mosaic Mural Artwork by Mosaics Lab.

The other reason is that straight lines are simply more common in architecture and man-made objects that surround us. That automatically makes them more ordinary and subsequently more boring. They are there almost by default, we are trained to look at them and not overthink them. A curved line, on the other hand, is a different story…

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Dual View mosaic artwork by Angelo Fabbri, such an amazing flow of curvy lines requires no explanation. Mosaic Mural Design by Mosaics Lab.


In mosaic art and any other art for that matter, curves suggest movement and motion. Our eyes are adjusted to look in straight lines over the surface of the image. At the same time curve will appear to move the whole image closer or further away from the focus point. Simply put, curved lines give mosaic artwork life and vibrancy.

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Everlasting Sunset marble mosaic art by Mo Aramez, shows that sometimes all you need to create a mood are some curvy lines and not a ton of different color. Mosaic Art by Mosaics Lab.


That is one more thing. In art, vibrancy is usually synonymous with color. But if you start thinking in terms of lines, you will quickly realize that colors aren’t the key. A curvy black line will always look livelier than a straight yellow one. The illusion of movement is what makes it look alive and playful.

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Great Chinese Wall mosaic art by Sophie Laroche, an astounding piece of art where you can almost see the fog moving thanks to the clever use of marble-made outlines and color. Mosaic Mural Artwork by Mosaics Lab.


Before you start overthinking this article and making it into some great metaphor for genders, political correctness, or life in general, let me just tell you that this isn’t the case of the matter. Unlike the world and everyday life, this article really is a straight line (touche), and lines and their commonness and beauty are all we really talked about here.

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Mosaic art in the age of curves.

Mosaic Mural Artwork, Mosaic Mural Design, Mosaic Designs
Mosaic art in the age of curves.

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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

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40 Comments

  1. Lyosha
    May 27, 2022 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    beautiful options! This time I felt so distracted with mosaic art, it was hard to concentrate on text. beautiful job!

  2. Rhian Westbury
    May 28, 2022 at 7:12 am — Reply

    Flowers are such a great example of curved mosaics, showing the beauty of petals and the flowers. Some great examples here x

  3. Lyosha
    May 28, 2022 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    very interesting. I have never given much thought about the choice of forms in mosaics, it’s curious it is actually so deep. And when you think of it, it definitely should be at least a little harder to make the curves other than straight lines.

  4. Sonia Seivwright
    May 29, 2022 at 3:37 am — Reply

    My favourite is the Ballerina and Great Wall of China.

  5. Renata Feyen
    May 29, 2022 at 7:10 am — Reply

    Some very pretty ones again. Delve Into the Night is wonderful, and the name says it all

  6. Tammy
    May 29, 2022 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    These are all absolutely gorgeous pieces! I love the ballerina. The strokes in mosaics are truly beautiful.

  7. Sonia
    May 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    Street Dancer mosaic art by Haith Dani will definitely do it for me!

  8. Yonca
    May 30, 2022 at 1:25 am — Reply

    These are beautiful mosaic art works.
    Red Bird & Blossoms and Street Dancer are my favorites.

  9. Sarah Stockley
    May 30, 2022 at 4:43 am — Reply

    These are all so clever and intricate, I really do love the Great Wall of China one. Mosaics are so beautiful to look at

  10. Ramil Hinolan
    May 30, 2022 at 5:53 am — Reply

    I love Sophie Laroche’s masterpiece. It take a lot of patience and time perhaps to make this work of art. Bravo to Sophie.

  11. Ivan Jose
    May 30, 2022 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    Those are all stunning designs. I’d definitely have something like this at home when I get the money for it.

  12. Monidipa
    May 30, 2022 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    All these curve mosaics are amazing. They represent a different style and give away a positive vibe.

  13. Ris.
    May 30, 2022 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    Beautiful mosaic artworks. I love all the ideas.

  14. Maureen
    May 30, 2022 at 4:37 pm — Reply

    These are truly a work of heart and so stunning. I honestly love all of these as they are all beautiful in their own way.

    Maureen

  15. Rosey
    May 30, 2022 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    I am always in awe of the talent they display in making this kind of art. I imagine it’s painstaking but the end result is worth it.

  16. Michael
    May 30, 2022 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    That great wall is a masterpiece. It has emotions and all.. Not all paintings can show that!

  17. Natalie
    May 31, 2022 at 3:24 am — Reply

    These are beautiful. Mosaics always remind me of my childhood, I would spend hours cutting pieces of paper and making my own.

  18. Samantha Donnelly
    May 31, 2022 at 4:51 am — Reply

    These are all lovely but love thee ballet dancer something peaceful about it

  19. Dan Rey
    May 31, 2022 at 11:33 am — Reply

    These mosaics arts are cool. I especially like the one with the guy resting under a tree with a horse and sunset/moon background.

  20. Risa Lopez
    May 31, 2022 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    These are so beautiful. The designs are very unique and stylish.

  21. Mel
    May 31, 2022 at 4:58 pm — Reply

    These are all pretty gorgeous examples. I do love the variety. The Delve Into the Night mosaic artwork really does stand out.

  22. Tira
    May 31, 2022 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    This is some really lovely artwork. From a distance you can’t tell is mosaic.

  23. Jupiter Hadley
    June 1, 2022 at 2:53 am — Reply

    I love the fact that curves bring motion and movement into art! With just straight lines, there isn’t as much depth.

  24. Mrs Enero
    June 1, 2022 at 11:17 am — Reply

    All pretty! It is so stylish, the chamomile glass mosaic is my favorite!

  25. Risa Lopez
    June 1, 2022 at 11:21 am — Reply

    All of the mosaic arts are so so beautiful and unique. I love all of them.

  26. Cella
    June 1, 2022 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    I really like floral mosaic designs. And the ballerina mural is stupendous!

  27. Stephanie
    June 1, 2022 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    I agree, the curved lines do make things more interesting. I like the night mosaic, it’s so pretty and the colors really pop!

  28. Clarice
    June 1, 2022 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Wow! These are all amazingly beautiful. My favorite is the one from Megan Duncanson. Love how she was able to create those little details.

    Sophie Laroche’s masterpiece is equally nice. It looks so alive.

  29. Melanie Edjourian
    June 2, 2022 at 10:47 am — Reply

    There seems to be such a varied variety. I do quite like these options especially those that feature flowers.

  30. Kathy Balmores
    June 2, 2022 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    When someone asks me about mosaic, your site is the one I recommend coz every single one you showcase just blows me away. It’s always something gorgeous.

  31. Risa Lopez
    June 2, 2022 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    Wow, these are amazing mosaic art designs! I love all of them! I’d love to hang them in my room. So beautiful!

  32. rachel
    June 2, 2022 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    I wish I was somewhat artistic. These are STUNNING.

  33. Riv
    June 3, 2022 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    These are such beautiful designs. Curves are always eye catching too.

  34. Risa Lopez
    June 3, 2022 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    All of them are beautiful but this Delve Into the Night mosaic artwork by Megan Duncanson is what I love the most.

  35. Leana
    June 4, 2022 at 11:08 am — Reply

    Some stunning designs here indeed, I do love Megan Duncanson’s Delve Into the Night mosaic artwork, it is so beautiful!

  36. Deepu
    June 7, 2022 at 6:28 am — Reply

    well articulated. those images are really captivating

  37. Talya Stone
    June 7, 2022 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    What an interesting look at mosaics I have never thought of them in terms of curves or the different forms used in art which was also new to me.

  38. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    June 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    All of them look absolutely amazing and couldn’t help but watch in wonder. I’m sure a lot of time was taken into making these incredible pieces and totally love Angelo Fabbri’s work the most.

  39. Heidi
    June 9, 2022 at 6:17 pm — Reply

    All of these are so beautiful!

  40. Lily
    June 16, 2022 at 3:26 am — Reply

    I will never get bored of looking at these mosaics. I will keep reading this blog to see more art!

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