Mosaics

Iranian Art @ the MET

At the MET on Friday with my Art Students I discovered a new love - Iraqi and Iranian art from 1100-1400!  The vibrant blues, mosaics and elaborate script are just so beautiful.  It is so refreshing to see art from the non-western tradition and so interesting to see art from a new perspective and to enjoy a culture's art that is so often overshadowed by violence and negativity. Check out the Collection here: 

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/islamic-art

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Mosaic designs...

I am so drawn to the geometric, yet not quite perfect look of mosaics.  From Barcelona (In Parc Guell, Gaudi's wonderland) to the Moroccan influenced tiling in Spain to everyday mosaics that can be painted in bright hues or built from broken tiles, I love them all! Check out a couple inspirations from my googles and travels while I decide how and where to put my next Mosaic project...