The background of mosaic wall murals
A mosaic is essentially an artistic technique that uses tiny parts to create a whole image or object. Mosaics are
usually assembled using small tiles that are made of glass, stone or other materials. While typically these tiles are
square, they can also be round or randomly shaped as you can see in the following images in mosaic wall murals. There
are two main methods for creating mosaics. One is known as the direct method, where artists place the tiles directly on
the final surface, and the other is the indirect method, which is ideal for large scale pieces with a lot of intricate
details. Artists place the tiles on a backing paper that is later transferred to the final surface once the mosaic is
complete. It is fun to peruse this mosaic wall murals collection and try to make out which method was used on the
different motifs. Mosaic wall murals are ideal in the sense that they create the illusion of space, as well as the
illusion of texture. Subtle, yet effective décor, as you can see in Abstract Mosaic - Warm Grey.
Quick history trip
The term mosaic itself is likely derived from the Greek word "mousa", meaning "muse." It is as an art form that has
been around for thousands of years, first discovered in ancient Mesopotamia, where small pieces of tile were found in a
temple from the third millennium BC! However, it was not until the ancient Greeks and Romans that mosaics began to
depict real-life scenes, patterns and symbols. As the years passed, mosaics became more intricate and realistic and its
artwork became culturally significant all over the world, like you can see in the mosaic wall mural entitled Berber
Mosaic Mosque. The Berbers are native to North Africa with the majority living in places such as Morocco and Algeria.
As you can see, not only do mosaic wall murals have style and character, they also display a cultural value which is so
important these days. With a beautiful item such as this, you can showcase your affinity for travel and culture, while
at the same time generating great visual impact with mosaic wall murals.
Using mosaic wall murals
In modern times, mosaics have seen a resurgence among street artists, crafters and interior designers, where you will
find them in the form of garden art, stepping stones, accent tables, and so on. A more modern rendition of the mosaic
is known as a photomosaic which allows artists to work with a variety of photographs, and arrange them to create one
larger image. You can see traces of this in the mosaic wall mural named Mosaic Cat. This modern but charming piece can
be used practically anywhere and it will have a lasting impression due to its unique design and the vibrant colours.
Even a simple kitchen can be turned into a hangout room with something as simple as a mosaic wall mural such as this,
since it gives the room flair and makes it more than just a place to cook in.