Mosaic magic

31 July 08

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.


very nice! where do you come from? :)

Emelie replied over 14 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 14 years ago.

Gosh, that’s amazing!

Lil replied over 14 years ago.

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


Elodie replied over 14 years ago.

Very beautiful!

Ley replied over 14 years ago.

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

Sara replied over 14 years ago.

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!

Courtney Cerruti replied over 14 years ago.

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