Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Million Little Pieces

This kind of Mosaic art was the rage in the 1950s. This may have been a kit for the ambitious American crafter, but the individual pieces are unmistakably Italian. The glass tiles have that fantastic saturated color and reflective metalics like gold and copper. Pieced together with incredible precision, it's a wonder that not even one tile is missing or damaged after 60 years.

This is one of those entries where I must implore you to delve deeper. Please "click" on the above photo in order to expand the image to truly appreciate the details.
Measures 51" long & 17" tall and comes in its original silver frame

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