Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art

Mosaic art refers to decorating a surface with closely arranged, small fragments of materials like stone, minerals, glass, tiles, or shells.

A mosaic is a design or picture formed from small, regularly or irregularly shaped pieces of coloured stone, glass, or ceramic. These pieces are secured in place with plaster or mortar and cover a surface. Mosaics are commonly employed as decorative elements for floors and walls, with a rich history of popularity in the ancient Roman world.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.