Mosaic magic

July 31st, 2008

I saw this mosaic at The Russian Museum in St Petersburg and I’m still in awe. At first glance it looks just like a painting, but a closer look reveals thousands of tiny pices. It’s a portrait of Yelizaveta Petrovna and it’s a shame that the artist is unknown, because I think it’s pretty amazing.

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  1. Emelie says:

    very nice! where do you come from? :)

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    kris atomic says,

    July 31st, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

    I originally come from Russia, though I live in London now and am a British citizen :)

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  2. Lil says:

    Gosh, that’s amazing!

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  3. Elodie says:

    Waw! This is amazing! All these tiny pieces would have made me crazy!
    I would have love to see it by myself!

    xoxo
    -Elodie

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  4. Ley says:

    Very beautiful!

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  5. Sara says:

    Wow! At first glance I thought it was a painting that crackled due to old age.

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  6. Absolutely stunning. Mosaics like these are why I started making mosaics…until I tried nipping tile… not only is it a true art, it requires a lot of muscle! Beautiful photos!

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