Italian artist - micro mosaic painting of Venezia - micro mosaic

Description
Italian artist - micro mosaic painting of Venezia - micro mosaic
Italy - Early 20th century

A magnificent painting of Venezia in a wooden frame

Hand crafted by an Italian artist - circa 1920 - Italy

Delicate micro mosaic work showing the streets of Venezia

Can be hang on the wall

Micromosaics (or micro mosaics, micro-mosaics) are a special form of mosaic that uses unusually small mosaic pieces (tesserae) of glass, or in later Italian pieces an enamel-like material, to make small figurative images.[1] Surviving ancient Roman mosaics include some very finely worked panels using very small tesserae, especially from Pompeii, but only from Byzantine art are there mosaic icons in micromosaic with tesserae as small as the best from the Modern period. Byzantine examples, which are very rare, were religious icons. The best known shows the Twelve Great Feasts of the Greek Orthodox Church and is in the Bargello in Florence. Another is in Rome and was crucial in developing the iconography of the Man of Sorrows in the West.

Lot details
Object
micro mosaic painting of Venezia
Material
micro mosaic
Designer/ Artist
Italian artist
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
3×17×23 cm
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