Record-Breaking Mosaic Art Around the World
(3 min read) Mosaics are a centuries-old art form, but their popularity hasn’t waned with time. They can be found all over the world, from villas and museums to sidewalks and public spaces. Mosaic artwork is everywhere.
But have you ever wondered how giant is the world’s largest mosaic? What’s the greatest number of people who’ve worked together on mosaic art? What kinds of materials have mosaic designs been made out of? We decided to search the internet to discover record-breaking mosaic art around the world and where to possibly find them.
Largest intact ancient mosaic
Ancient Roman mosaics are often rediscovered as worn and weathered fragments. But in Ankara, Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed a whopping 836 square-meter geometric floor mosaic. Book a trip to the Museum Hotel Antakya if you want to see this grand mosaic design.
Largest recyclable mosaic
Mosaic artwork is eco-friendly, but the people of Masdar City in Abu Dhabi took recycling to a whole new level with a 1,015 square-meter design made from recycled materials. Among the items used to make this massive work are plastic bottles, cans, and cardboard collected from the city. The mosaic depicts the transformation of the United Arab Emirates (of which Abu Dhabi is the capital). This piece was unveiled in January 2020 but was recycled afterward.
Largest mosaic egg
The world’s largest mosaic egg weighs 1,800 kilos and stands at 3.5 meters tall. Created by artist Marja van Woerkom, it took her two years to build the mosaic art. You can see the egg and many other mosaic sculptures in her garden and studio in Hilversum, a city about 35 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Largest ceramic mosaic
The world record for the largest ceramic mosaic goes to a four-kilometer-long artwork in Hanoi, Vietnam. The colorful tile mural lines busy roads, uses locally produced ceramics and depicts different periods in Vietnam’s history. It was completed in 2010, although the mural continues to grow.
The tradition of mosaic art continues, albeit with a wide array of materials. In recent years, groups and organizations worldwide have attempted to build large-scale mosaic designs with all sorts of household items. We’ve seen montages made of staple wire, stickers, and polo shirts. Mosaic artworks created from beads, plates, origami, envelopes, and bottle caps have also broken records. Unfortunately, many of these mosaics were temporary displays. Still, the effort that went into putting each one together is worth applauding.
These are absolutely amazing. They really take the artistry of mosaic to the next level.
The facts about the mosaic masterpieces around the world are so interesting! I really enjoy learning more about mosaic on the pages of your blog.
These are great mosaics. I am really loving that large egg shaped one.
I would love to learn the art of mosaics 😉 Everything is so beautiful and I would love to do something in my new home 😉
This mosaic art is so beautiful. It really it is a work of art.
Gotta love some art. I have always found the world’s largest mosaic egg so fascinating!
Wow some amazing record breaking art pieces. I can’t believe how big the one in Vietnam is, that must have taken ages to make x
These are so cool! The recyclable one is my favorite.
Wow so many incredible pieces here! The egg is truly amazing..the attention to detail always amazes me.
These are beautiful mosaic artwork. I particularly loved the one in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Amazing creativity!
each is beautiful and unique! I love how important theme is raised through the art with recycling moment and how we see a glimpse of the past through the floors of ancient places (I will never forget mosaics museum in Cyprus). I like a ceramic mosaic of Vietnam so much, the art is incredibly cute and it makes me smile too
Ancient Roman mosaics look so awesome. I wonder how they made every mosaic look perfect.
The mosaics have made history, literally, as well as having told just as many. Great excursus!
It’s amazing to see these record-breaking mosaics. I especially like the ancient one, it’s so neat to see the history through artwork.
So many great pieces. I am amazed at the recyclable mosaic. That is pretty amazing isn’t it!!! That’s a lot of recycled materials.
Wow, that egg is most incredible – over twice my length
These mosaic pieces are simply gorgeous and artful. I love each and everyone of them.
Indeed, mosaic art is universal. It can be found anywhere. I love the mosaic with ladies dancing and holding fan. Simple, yet elegant as the sway on the ladies’ hips.
Wow I had never thought about Mosaics that break records! That recycled Mosaic is really, rally cool.
These are mind blowing, the details and dedication on these and how long would it have taken
You always have so much fabulousness on here. This is so good! I love the egg.
That largest mosaic egg looks so awesome.
Each of these pieces are so incredible.
Amazing creativity. I can’t say I like one of them because I love all of them. Wow.
Wow, some stunning and jaw-dropping mosaic pieces here. I totally love the mosaic egg which looks humongous! Would love to see it
All of those mosaic artworks look absolutely beautiful and we could see how artistic they were before.
This is stunning work, it’s so beautiful to see the history of mosaics. It continues to amaze me at the level of detail in this art form.
They look fantastic! They are beautiful and unique mosaic artwork! I would love to learn how to do this.
I absolutely love the ancient mosaic. I never thought about mosaics in past time periods. Thanks for sharing.
Wow! This is amazing! Love the one from Masdar City. They definitely took recycling to a whole new level to create something really beautiful.
The egg mosaic is so cool, and I like that they one is made using recycled materials! All of these are neat to see.
Such beautiful pieces of art, the skill that you see is outstanding, there is always something breathtaking about mosaics
All of these mosaic artworks are stunning! I can totally see why they were record breaking too.
I was amazed to see the largest mosaic egg! That looks so cool and beautiful.
Wow all of these are so creative and really special pieces, I love the one that is the largest recycled mosaic
Wow that first one is absolutely stunning but that egg is also super impressive.