Mosaic Art: from Pebbles to Pixels

Irene Rousseau
Renaissance Banff: Mathematics, Music, Art, Culture (2005)
Pages 435–442


The content of this paper will be limited to a brief historical overview of mosaic art of the Greco-Roman period in order to provide a framework of its development and its influence on today’s mosaic art. A description of the technique and material will be included in order to present an understanding of the mosaic process. This artist’s, creative work using mosaic tiling patterns will be described and concepts which metaphorically bridge the disciplines of mathematics and art will be explained