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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mosaic and Haute Couture - Dolce & Gabana - Part Deux

This is a second post about the influence of ancient mosaics in modern art; more specifically of Byzantine Mosaics on 21st century Haute Couture fashion.

At the Fall 2013 Milan Fashion Week Dolce & Gabbana introduced a collection inspired by Italian Byzantine Mosaics.

Lion Dress

The Actual Lion mosaic from the Palatine Chapel

D&G traveled to mosaic adorned churches across Italy : the Cefalu Cathedral, the Cappela Palatina, La Martorana, and the Duomo Monreale in Sicily and the San Vitale Basilic in Ravenna

Justinian Handbag

The Actual Justinian mosaic (San Vitale Basilica)

These Byzantine style mosaics were created from the end of the Roman Empire in the 6th to the 12th century during the reigns of Sicilian Kings Roger II and William II.

During the Renaissance, Italian painters were inspired by Roman Frescoes and Mosaics created 13 centuries before them.  In our 21st century, fashion designers are inspired by the work of artists who created 15 centuries ago !

I hope you enjoyed this post. I am a modern mosaic artist, with great admiration for our Roman and Byzantine Art. I create modern mosaics inspired by the work of ancient masters. You can visit my site at mosaicblues  If you are interested by my works, please contact me by email at or by phone at (334) 798 1639.

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