Summertime is a worldwide favorite time to grab hold of travel opportunities and set sail to see a range of cultural treats, from fine cuisine, rolling landscapes, to the colorful bounty of the arts.
Mosaic art offers a unique insight into deeply laced cultural styles around the world, from the materials used to the artistic influence and stylization portrayed in the skillful craft. Whether historical or modern, mosaic tiles are the perfect travel destination.
Whatever your travel calling may be, you will struggle to say no to the glistening variety of mosaic art travel destinations to see around the world. Read on to discover the beauty of tile mastery around the globe and four amazing destinations for your summer bucket list.
Nambucca Heads, Australia
The street art of Nambucca Head boasts a gorgeously textured and playful mosaic mural named “Fish and Chips”; this contemporary piece depicts a rolling wall of marine life encapsulated in azure glass. Fish and rolling waves emerge from the cement in 3D magnificence, demanding attention to every patterned scale and fragment. The work is 50 meters long and was created by mosaicist Guy Crosley and a team of local artists.
New York City, USA
When one considers commuting on the underground rat-race through NYC subways, it may seem like a dull affair. However, these dull, well-trodden subways have been injected with bold color, political commentary and cultural statements with a series of mosaic artworks.
Marrakech is renowned for its mosaic art form; “Zellige” or “Zellij” which is crafted from handmade tiles in geometric, stunning arrangements. The Bahia Palace is a hub of mosaic artwork that boasts the epitome of Moroccan style with its interlaced geometric forms.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is not only famous for the Christ the Redeemer statue, but for its adornment with a magnificent display of color that lives up to the lively and vivacious culture of Brazil. The Santa Teresa Steps, by artist Jorge Selaron is a series of steps adorned with over 2000 mosaic tiles consisting of glass, ceramic and mirror, some of which are hand painted by the technical artist. The piece is so popular and loved, it has become a trademark of the Brazilian city.
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