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Ancient Greece and the Evolution of Art and Beauty

New Ravenna Mosaics is proud to have our design Mirage featured in the brochures for the new, world class, LEED certified facility at the National Hellenic Museum. In the new building, visitors can experience Greek history and culture from ancient times to today, and discover the art and architecture – and of course mosaics – of ancient times.

mirage mosaic national hellenic museum

 

Today, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Sara Baldwin, founder of New Ravenna Mosaics, uses identical mosaic techniques and materials to create modern interpretations of ancient designs. In the New Ravenna workshop artisans still place one stone at a time to fabricate the intricate mosaics that grace interiors and exteriors throughout the world. Baldwin collaborates with interior designers and architects to produce collections and bespoke installations revealing distinct palettes and custom narratives. The process is the same one as used by the mosaicists in Greece, like that of the priceless artifacts shared in the museum.

Inspired by an ancient mosaic floor, New Ravenna Founder Sara Baldwin, discovered the means and focus of her desire to create functional art. She submitted a mosaic for her MFA thesis at the University of Pennsylvania. Classic Roman African designs were the first motifs offered by Baldwin at New Ravenna. Her contemporary interpretations now honor the original aspirations of this historic craft while more fluid patterns reflect the rhythmic cadence found in the natural world.

new ravenna mosaic - national hellenic museum

 

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