Do you love to travel and discover the country’s most famous work of art? Check out these top three must-see mosaic monuments you should visit now!
Akbar’s Tomb – Agra, India
The tomb of Akbar, the Mughal emperor, was built in the early 1600s by the son Prince Salim. Akbar was said to be among the great rulers in the entire history of India. However, the tomb was robbed of all the jewels, gold, and treasures as well as dragged Akbar’s bones to be burned as a form of revenge by Raja Ram Jat.
The mausoleum is known for its stunning mosaic designs with glazed tiles and stones to create a geometric work of art. The monument combined the themes of three different religions as an impressive gateway.
Villa Romana Del Casale – Sicily, Italy
Built during the fourth century, the Villa Romana Del Casale is most famous for its largest and richest mosaics in the world. The ancient mosaics decorated the floors of the Roman villa as the most famous piece is “Bikini Girls.” The artwork shows a group of women performing sports.
Another mosaic artwork that was well-preserved was “The Little Hunt” that shows a hunt with dogs in a game of capture.
Maison Picassiette, Chartres, France
While the home itself was built in the early 1930s, it wasn’t until Raymond Isodore, the owner of the house decided to cover the entire home with mosaic patterns and designs. It was during his walk that he noticed his admiration for mosaics. He then began his work inside the home by tiling her surface with broken glass from the ceilings to the floor and furniture in between.
After his home was complete, he began building a throne and a chapel where his most famous designs include animal mosaics, Christian mosaics, and reproductions.
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