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The everlasting popularity of mosaic art

(4 min read) I was recently browsing the web for some fresh ideas and I ran into one of the most infuriating questions I’ve read since the last time Kathy Griffin decided to voice her opinion. So, the question was (*insert dramatic pause*): “Is mosaic art still popular?” O. M. G. How dare you, an anonymous internet user? I say, how dare you?!

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Gorgeous awarded contemporary mosaic art Millenium by Atsuko Laskaris. Image source: Link.


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Winters Beauty contemporary mosaic art masterpiece by Laura Rendlen, also recognized and awarded. Image source: Link.


To even begin to explain the full ridiculousness of this question I have to point out the obvious. Mosaic art is art. It is not a trend, so it can’t be popular or unpopular. It simply is. You don’t ever ask yourself: “Hm, I wonder if painting is still popular?”, do you? (This is me, talking to that one anonymous internet stranger. Not you. You are smart and well versed in all art-related matters).

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Line of Kings mosaic, St. George’s Church, Oplenac, Serbia. Image source: Link.

On that note, mosaic art has been around for thousands of years. Its ancient remnants, almost impeccably preserved, are a testament to its immaculate durability and strength. Mosaic art styles have been changing through time, adjusting to different mindsets, religions, and environments in general.

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Candy-color glass mosaic ceilings in Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran. Image source: Link, Mazzzur.

Ancient mosaic artwork tended to be architectural by nature, while modern mosaic artworks can be found virtually everywhere. Park benches, flower pots, furniture, and sculptures, you name it. Mosaic artwork can be placed basically anywhere and last. That is the beauty of it.

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Mosaic Park in Jinzhou region, China. Image source: Link.


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Rachel Rodi mosaic park bench. Image source: Link.


Needless to say, contemporary mosaic art is in a vibrantly healthy state today as ever. The field is booming with new approaches and ideas, as well as fresh and skillful artisans and crafters eager to prove themselves and bring their masterpieces into the world. There are also various organizations, such as American Mosaic Artists and MAANZ, that exist to promote mosaic art in all of its glory.

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Pebble mosaic floor depicting a gryphon, from the ancient Greek city of Sicyon, 4th century BCE. Image source: Link.


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Psycho Mosaic Art, created by the Greenwich Mural Workshop for the Leytonstone Underground Station. Image source: Link.


From pebble mosaic floorings in ancient Greece to The Hitchcock Gallery at the Leytonstone tube station, from myth-depicting mosaics in temples of Mesopotamia to Jason Dussault’s colorful super-hero portraits, mosaic art has truly come a long way. With more than 3000 years of rich and splendid history, how can anyone even dare to ask if “mosaic art is still popular”.

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Mesopotamian mosaic of a striding lion that used to embellish a side of the “Processional Way” in ancient Babylon. Photo by Susan Weiss, Image source: Link.


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Jason Dussault’s mosaic portrait of Superman. Image source: Link.


Mosaic art always was and still is one of the most prominent manifestations of aesthetics and spirituality. As modern as it is historically significant, mosaic art surpasses the silly notion of popularity. Popularity is fleeting, mosaic art is not.


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The Everlasting Popularity of Mosaic Art.

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The Everlasting Popularity of Mosaic Art.

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The Everlasting Popularity of Mosaic Art.

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The Everlasting Popularity of Mosaic Art.

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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

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41 Comments

  1. Stephanie
    July 11, 2022 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    I never really thought about a medium of artwork as being popular or not. But it makes sense! A certain style may come and go, but the medium is always art.

  2. Beth
    July 11, 2022 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Mosaic art really is timeless. It’s one of those art forms that can suck you in for hours with all of its movement and color.

  3. Sarah Stockley
    July 11, 2022 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    I will never gris tired of looking at mosaic art. It is always so beautiful and interesting.

  4. Melanie E
    July 12, 2022 at 6:24 am — Reply

    It does seem to be very popular. I’ve seen a piece pop up locally to me recently and it’s stunning. I wish there was more nearby as it looks amazing.

  5. Samantha Donnelly
    July 12, 2022 at 7:25 am — Reply

    I defy anyone to not like mosaic art, and yes it is still popular. Whether it is pieces in your home, furniture or you see on your travels. I think it is anyway

  6. Talya Stone
    July 12, 2022 at 8:56 am — Reply

    Mosaic art has truly stood the test of time from more ancient eras to more modern day applications – even including superheroes no less!

  7. Rhian Westbury
    July 12, 2022 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I always remember going to Cyprus as a kid and seeing the ancient Roman mosaic floors and it really is amazing how long mosaic artwork has been around for x

  8. Sam
    July 12, 2022 at 11:04 am — Reply

    I have never something as beautiful as this Mosaic Art. Truly beautiful and unique

  9. Fas.
    July 12, 2022 at 11:05 am — Reply

    I have never seen something as beautiful as this Mosaic Art. Truly beautiful and unique

  10. Tammy
    July 12, 2022 at 11:37 am — Reply

    After reading this post I’ve realized how mosaics are so versatile with every culture and time period. It’s incredible and beautiful how varied they are and the stories they tell. No wonder they will never go out of style!

  11. Risa Lopez
    July 12, 2022 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    Mosaic artwork looks classy. I am planning to have one at home.

  12. Melissa Cushing
    July 12, 2022 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    Mosaics are definitely works of art and they are perfection for brightening up any space. I always love your pieces!

  13. Claudia
    July 13, 2022 at 12:21 am — Reply

    These are so gorgeous. Mosaic art indeed has everlasting popularity.

  14. Laura
    July 13, 2022 at 3:35 am — Reply

    The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran is absolutely stunning. I love all of that colour so much!

  15. Sonia
    July 13, 2022 at 5:47 am — Reply

    It seems the MOSAIC Arts has been increasing in popularity. As it should! The art is stunning and well-detailed.

  16. Amy Liu Dong
    July 13, 2022 at 9:07 am — Reply

    Wow! Awesome article to read and it’s very informative. Mosaic art is truly amazing and just so mesmerizing! This art can last our lifetime. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  17. Maureen
    July 13, 2022 at 9:14 am — Reply

    Yes, how dare she?! 😛 Mosaic art is so beautiful. I find it unique and love how it’s very eye-catching. The Candy Color Glass is my favorite out of this bunch and how awesome would it be to visit the Mosaic Park in Jinzhou!

    Maureen

  18. Kari
    July 13, 2022 at 11:22 am — Reply

    These are amazing! My favorite one from above is the Mosaic Park in Jinzhou region, China. That would be amazing to see in person!

  19. Amelia L
    July 13, 2022 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    Wow, I never knew mosaics could be so amazing and creative.

  20. Risa Lopez
    July 13, 2022 at 1:10 pm — Reply

    I always find mosaic classy and gorgeous.

  21. Leana
    July 13, 2022 at 6:09 pm — Reply

    Some absolutely stunning mosaic art designs here, love the Line of Kings mosaic and the Mosaic Park in China

  22. Rosey
    July 13, 2022 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    I agree, it’s evergreen. I remember loving mosaics as a child and I am equally moved now.

  23. Lyosha
    July 13, 2022 at 8:06 pm — Reply

    Mosaics is SO diverse and SO beautiful in each form. I don’t think it will ever come out of fashion. If you ask me, I’m all in for mosaics every day

  24. Lavanda Michelle
    July 14, 2022 at 1:22 am — Reply

    I always loved mosaic art and I love that it had become more popular. Because now I can find such wide variety.

  25. Samantha Donnelly
    July 14, 2022 at 7:31 am — Reply

    I can not believe someone asked that question, love it or loathe it, the talent and skill is amazing. And is art worthy of any gallery

  26. Amber Solis
    July 14, 2022 at 11:32 am — Reply

    Wow…some of those photos are so amazing. Such detailed skills. I love the outdoor bench, sure wich I could make one of those.

  27. Riv
    July 14, 2022 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    These are such stunning mosaic art. I enjoy reading posts like this and learning more about them.

  28. Risa Lopez
    July 14, 2022 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    Mosaic is not so very popular in our country but whenever I see one, especially in some art museums, I am taking many pictures.

  29. Celina
    July 14, 2022 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Stunning images and examples how mosaic has been used by many artists and for different occasions. Truly magnificent.

  30. Melanie E
    July 14, 2022 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    So many wonderful and different pieces of mosaic art. I think that the bench is a lovely idea.

  31. Clarice
    July 14, 2022 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    Wow! The Candy-color glass mosaic ceilings in Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque look amazing. The park bench is also very beautiful. Love that they were able to create something functional aside from ha having mosaic as decors. It is very unique.

  32. Lyosha
    July 14, 2022 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    No matter how you put it and in what form you make it mosaics are classic. and classic is neverending and always in fashion

  33. Lily Lily
    July 15, 2022 at 1:18 am — Reply

    Your page made me a fan of mosaic art! I really want some in my house.

  34. Melanie E
    July 15, 2022 at 7:03 am — Reply

    These are all pretty awesome mosaics. Such a wide variety. I am loving the Superman one. That sure is different!!!

  35. Talya Stone
    July 15, 2022 at 9:33 am — Reply

    Mosaicss are really truly timeless and it’s no wonder their popularity is so everlasting. Some beautiful examples here thanks for sharing.

  36. Talya Stone
    July 15, 2022 at 9:38 am — Reply

    Mosaics are really truly timeless and it’s no wonder their popularity is so everlasting. Some beautiful examples here thanks for sharing.

  37. Risa Lopez
    July 15, 2022 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    Those mosaic art in the church and on the bench are really beautiful.

  38. Lavanda Michelle
    July 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    These all look so beautiful, I’m seeing a lot of mosaics recently. Thanks for sharing!

  39. jupiter hadley
    July 16, 2022 at 6:06 pm — Reply

    You can totally see how this type of art would stay popular. The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is absolutely breathtaking.

  40. Nayna Kanabar
    July 20, 2022 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    The Mosaic art is so unique and beautiful. I love the way the colours and styles are put together with the assortment of tiles to create the designs.

  41. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    July 23, 2022 at 5:57 am — Reply

    All of those artwork pieces are looking absolutely beautiful and what I love about mosaic is that there are countless possibilities you could make and form with it.

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