Okay, so that title got your attention. But to avoid being hunted down by grandmas with pitchforks, I must clarify that there are some very talented artists out there who also happen to be grandmothers. And more power to them, I say. I also can’t bash those who never get past the hobby/crafty stage with certain art forms, as I am one of those people myself. And that level of dabbling does not require one to be a member of the grandmother club. We all can dabble, and we should.
I just get frustrated when mosaics are downplayed in the world of art because they’re… what? Less complicated? The stuff of birdbaths and flower pots, all prone to losing pieces and parts?
In fact, there are many mosaics that are masterpieces. For example, this piece by Marc Chagall is called Orphée, and it’s on display in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
There are also many mosaics from the Greco-Roman era that have not only stood the test of time, but also continue to inspire awe to this very day. (These were in Rhodes, Greece.)
There are also some fun and fanciful pieces from the modern era that are a delight.
All these photos were either taken by me or sent to me from around the world via the Pokemon Go app. Enjoy!
If this little blog has broadened your horizons, check out my book! http://amzn.to/2mlPVh5