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Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Figure     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Fine Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FORMakademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk     Open Access  
FORUM : University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts     Open Access  
Forum+     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fragmenta     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Gardens and Landscapes of Portugal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gazi University Journal of Science Part B : Art, Humanities, Design and Planning     Open Access  
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Gesta     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
GISAP : Culturology, Sports and Art History     Open Access  
Gradhiva     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Grafica : Documents de Disseny Gràfic     Open Access  
Green Letters : Studies in Ecocriticism     Hybrid Journal  
Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Harmonia     Open Access  
HAUNT Journal of Art     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hemisphere : Visual Cultures of the Americas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herança : Revista de História, Património e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Historical Review / La Revue Historique     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Hortus Artium Medievalium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Human Factors in Design     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Humanidades : Revista de la Universidad de Montevideo     Open Access  
Humanis : Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
i+Diseño : Revista científico-académica internacional de Innovación, Investigación y Desarrollo en Diseño     Open Access  
IAÇÁ : Artes da Cena     Open Access  
Ícone: Revista Brasileira de História da Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IKON     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Im@go. A Journal of the Social Imaginary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Image & Narrative     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Image & Text     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Image & Text : a Journal for Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
IMAGES     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Images re-vues : histoire, anthropologie et théorie de l'art     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ImageTexT : Interdisciplinary Comics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Imaginations : Revue d'Études Interculturelles de l'Image / Journal of Cross Cultural Image Studies     Open Access  
IMAGO : Revista de Emblemática y Cultura Visual     Open Access  
Imajinasi : Jurnal Seni     Open Access  
Index, Revista de Arte Contemporáneo     Open Access  
Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
InFormation - Nordic Journal of Art and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
İnönü Üniversitesi Sanat ve Tasarım Dergisi     Open Access  
Institute of Culture and Arts Journal     Open Access  
Inter : Art actuel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Intermédialités : histoire et théorie des arts, des lettres et des techniques / Intermedialities: History and Theory of the Arts, Literature and Techniques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Community Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Design     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Education through Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
INTRECCI d'arte     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ISLLAC : Journal of Intensive Studies on Language, Literature, Art, and Culture     Open Access  
Italies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Izvestia. Ural Federal University Journal. Series 2: Humanities and Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JAWS : Journal of Arts Writing by Students     Hybrid Journal  
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Art Market Studies     Open Access  
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Architecture, Art & Humanistic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Art for Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Art History / Sanat Tarihi Yıllığı     Open Access  
Journal of Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Arts Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asia Design and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Chinese Cinemas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Contemporary Painting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Culture, Society and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Design and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Fine and Applied Arts Chulalongkorn University     Open Access  
Journal of Fine and Applied Arts Khon Kaen University     Open Access  
Journal of Fine and Studio Art     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Fine Arts     Open Access  
Journal of Fine Arts Faculty     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University     Open Access  
Journal of Graph Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Greek Media & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Illustration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Interior Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Juvenilia Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Mathematics and the Arts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Modern Craft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Mosaic Research     Open Access  
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Performance and Mindfulness     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Performance Magic     Open Access  
Journal of Science & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Somaesthetics     Open Access  
Journal of the Alamire Foundation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 206)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of the Short Story in English     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Visual Art and Design     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Visual Art Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Visual Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Jurnal Kajian Seni     Open Access  
Konsthistorisk Tidskrift/Journal of Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kunst og Kultur     Open Access  
L'Atelier     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
L'Inconvénient     Full-text available via subscription  
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Landscapes : the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Laocoonte : Revista de Estética y Teoría de las Artes     Open Access  
Lapurdum     Open Access  
Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Les actes de colloques du musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de l’École du Louvre     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Liberté     Full-text available via subscription  
Librosdelacorte.es     Open Access  
Lienzo     Open Access  
Liño     Open Access  
Locus Amoenus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Loggia, Arquitectura & Restauración     Open Access  
MaHKUscript. Journal of Fine Art Research     Open Access  
Manuscripta     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Marges : Revue d'art contemporain     Open Access  
Maska : The Performing Arts Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Material Culture Review / Revue de la culture matérielle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Material Religion : The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Materiali di Estetica     Open Access  
Mechademia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Metal : Memorias, escritos y trabajos desde América Latina     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Metaverse Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Methis. Studia humaniora Estonica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Metropolitan Museum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Między Oryginałem a Przekładem     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Millennium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mnemosyne : o la costruzione del senso     Open Access  
Modern Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Muqarnas Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Music, Sound, and the Moving Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Musicae Scientiae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Narada : Jurnal Desain Dan Seni     Open Access  
NAUS : Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais e Comunicacionais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ÑAWI: arte, diseño, comunicación     Open Access  
NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
nonsite.org     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Norba : Revista de Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift     Open Access  
North Street Review : Arts and Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nottingham Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Nouvelles de l’Estampe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nuansa Journal of Arts and Design     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Octante     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Openings : Studies in Book Art     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Organizational Aesthetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oud Holland - Quarterly for Dutch Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Oxford Art Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access  
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Palimpsesto     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pallas : Revue d'études antiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Panambí. Revista de Investigaciones Artísticas     Open Access  
Panggung     Open Access  
Panorama : Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Passepartout     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Patrimoines du Sud     Open Access  
Performance Matters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Performing Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Periskop : Forum for kunsthistorisk debat     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Peritia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Perspective     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Photographies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Piano b: Arti e culture visive     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Platform Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Pleine Marge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Plurentes. Artes y Letras     Open Access  
Porta Aurea     Open Access  
Prototyper : Studier i design     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
PUBLIC     Hybrid Journal  

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Journal of Mosaic Research
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ISSN (Print) 1309-047X - ISSN (Online) 2619-9165
Published by Uludağ University Homepage  [8 journals]
  • Common Aspects of the Mosaics of Sardinia, North Africa and Iberian
           Peninsula in the Light of Recent Discoveries

    • Authors: Luigi QUATTROCCHI
      Abstract: The article aims at understanding the common aspects of the new mosaics discovered comparing them to mosaics of North Africa and Iberian Peninsula. For the writing of this work, the teachings of the late Prof. Jose Maria Blázquez were handed down through a myriad of publications: A scholar who has always been busily occupied with all the mosaic art of the Mediterranean.The first part is dedicated to the geometric mosaics, two from “Domus dei Mosaici” and “Domus di Orfeo” (Turris Libisonis) and one from Sant’Imbenia, Alghero.The second part is dedicated to the figurative mosaics: Orpheus discovered in Turris Libisonis and a Head of Medusa discovered in Sant’Imbenia, Alghero.The ancient mosaics of Sardinia show the influence of nearby North Africa, not only in the figured mosaics but also and above all in the geometric mosaics. The cities in which we find more evidence of mosaics in Sardinia are: Nora, Porto Torres and Cagliari. But the city that in the last year is returning the greatest testimonies in terms of mosaics is the ancient Turris Libisonis.This article will not take into account all the recent discoveries, only the most significant and comprehensive to better explain the North African and Iberian influences: The mosaics that are not taken into consideration, in any case, are very similar to those examined here. It is hoped that in the future the archaeological excavations will bring to light new mosaics: So we can have more evidence to establish how much the North African influence was present in Sardinia.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Early Byzantine Mosaic Floors of the Church at Ozem, Israel

    • Authors: Lihi HABAS
      Abstract: In the church at Ozem three phases of mosaics were identified, placed on different levels. The early group (A) includes: 1. Part of the carpet of the nave, decorated by a frame depicting a cross with the Geek letters ΑΩΙΧ, flanked by two lions, an amphora, stylized plants, birds, a donkey and peacocks, and a frame of alternating lotus flowers. The carpet consists of geometric medallions, floral patterns, birds and dedicatory inscriptions. 2. A narrow geometric panel. 3. Two geometric inter-columnar panels of the north colonnade. 4. Part of the mosaic of the northern aisle, decorated with a geometric pattern, and an inscription in a medallion dated to the year 430/1 CE.Mosaic group B (the second stage of the church) has been preserved to the west of mosaic group A. The mosaics were laid at a 13˚ deviation to the north in relation to group A. This group is decorated with geometric designs.Mosaic group C (the third stage of the church) is preserved on the western side of the excavation area. This group is decorated with geometric designs.Mosaic group A includes Christian symbols: a pair of lions, symbolizing the faithful, depicted on either side of a cross with the letters ἄ(λϕα) (καί) ὤ(μέγα) and Ἰ(ησοῦς) Χ(ριτός) – Jesus Christ - between its arms, and a peacock, which symbolizes the resurrection awaiting the believers. Group A is characterized by a flat and schematic style, and imperfect placement of the designs in the composition. Because of the difference in heights, it is clear that group B is later than group A. The work shows greater care and is of a better quality, evidence of a different group of artists. The mosaics in group C are the latest in the building.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Room and Corridor Mosaics from the Ancient City of Germanicia and its
           Iconographic Assessment

    • Authors: Oktay Dumankaya
      Abstract: Germanicia has been hosted by many civilizations since Antiquity and is located in the Kahramanmaraş pro-vince at the intersection of East, Southeast and Mediterranean Regions. Even though the localization cannot be done completely, it is thought that the city was located on the southern hillsides of Ahir Mountain in 2339 meters high. It is thought that the ruins discovered at the district of Dulkadiroğlu, located in the east of Kahramanmaraş city center at the beginning of 2000s, may belong to Germanicia ancient city. It is known that Germanicia was an important episcopal city in the Early Byzantine period and many bishops such as Eudoxius, Nestorius, Suras, Salamanes (Salamias), Anaphora Thomas and John were called “Germanikeia” Agnomen. The villa room and corridor mosaics mentioned in the article belong to the Early Byzantine Period. The founds in the district of Dulkadiroğlu were unearthed in the archaeological excavations in 2001 and 2016. Various plants, domestic and wild animal species were depicted together on these mosaics. These mosaics give us information about fauna and flora of Germanicia. The mosaic that forms the subject of our article and animal depictions had importance in Roman art since the 1st century BC. Village life, nature, animals and hunting scenes (Emblemata) began to appear on mosaics in North Africa in the 2nd century AD, in Anatolia, Europe and Adriatic in the 4th century AD and later. However, the meaning of these themes changed in the Jewish and Christian communities and were perceived as religious symbols. Village life, nature, animals and hunting scenes are associated with stories in the Old and New Testament.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Boat Depicted in the Yakto Thalassa Mosaics: Is it a Dugout'

    • Authors: Zaraza Friedman
      Abstract: Alexandria, Rome, and Constantinople were important cities during the Roman-Byzantine periods but quite little is known about the wealth of Antioch in the same periods. The rich and expansive life of Antioch in the 4th century AD is mostly known from the Letters and the Orations written by Libanius.The present paper will not cover all aspects of Antioch and its beautiful mosaics. The boat depicted in the Thalassa mosaic from Yakto Upper Complex and dated to the middle of the 5th century AD (the subject of this paper) may represent a unique depiction of a dugout. Such a vessel is rarely depicted in any arts and especially on mosaics.Dugouts are an earlier type of watercraft dating from Prehistoric times until the 21st century, and still in use all over the world. Representations of boats in any arts and especially on mosaics, as a simple method of transportation, carrying light cargoes, or the utensils for fishing, are also used as a symbol or apotropaic of the place where such scenes are depicted, as well as the welfare of the owner of the house.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • A Group of Edessa Oriented Mosaic Panels Exhibited in Royal Ontario Museum

    • Authors: Derya Şahin; Nur Deniz Ünsal
      Abstract: The theme of this article is the three mosaic pavements and we think that they are oriented from Edessa (Şanlıurfa) which are exhibited in Toronto Royal Ontario Museum today. One of the three mosaics mentioned here called the Young Girl Mosaic. This mosaic is very similar to the mosaic pavements found in Edessa rock tombs and showing local production characteristics. Artemis Mosaic, which is the second mosaic panel, reflects contemporary design features with Haleplibahçe Mosaics from Edessa (Şanlıurfa). The last panel reviewed in the article is the Lion Figure Mosaic. The basic characteristics of the Lion figure reflect the characteristics of Edessa local mosaic workshop.Two mosaic pavements, Young Girl Mosaic and Lion Mosaic, are dated to the first quarter of the 3rd century AD and Artemis Mosaic is dated to the beginning of the 6th century and is localized to Edessa with its style and technique characteristics and they are made in opus tessellatum technique.Keywords: Mosaic, grave mosaic, Edessa, opus tessellatum, Toronto Royal Ontario Museum.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Book Review: Corpus of the Mosaics of Albania, Vol. 1, Butrint intramuros,
           Balkans’ Mosaic

    • Authors: David PARRISH
      Abstract: Corpus of the Mosaics of Albania, Vol. 1, Butrint intramuros, Balkans’Mosaic, Marie-Patricia RAYNAUD and Agron ISLAMI, with co-authorsElisabetta NERI and Anne-Orange POILPRE, drawings by AstridMARECHAUX, illustrations by Didier DUBOIS, collaboration of OrnelaDURMISHASHAJ and Klejdi ZGURO, English trans. by Anna J. DAVIES,Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions, published with the assistance of the ButrintFoundation, Labex RESMED Paris, IMK Tirana, Collège de France, CNRS,Orient et Méditerranée, Monde de Byzance, UMR 8167, J. Dubois-Thot
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • From the Roman Mosaic to the Portuguese Pavement: Continuity of an
           Artistic Expression in Time and Space

    • Authors: Maria de Jesus DURAN KREMER
      Abstract: The embellishment of pavements has always assumed a crucial role in what can be considered the furnishing of private and public spaces. The best known in antiquity has been, without doubt, the mosaic in all its forms: pebble mosaics, opus signinum, opus tessellatum, opus sectile.The mosaic, of Greco-Roman and Byzantine tradition, is one of the architectural and artistic elements that, for centuries, had been used to decorate the room in which they were placed. The beauty, coupled with the durabi-lity and strength of the material, was a determining aspect of the use of the mosaic as a pavement: two closely related aspects when looking at the Roman mosaic, which can still be found today on the Portuguese pavement or Portuguese mosaic, as it is called on the other side of the Atlantic.In this article, we intend to illustrate the continuity of an art, which has kept many classic motifs alive through the centuries taking it far beyond the territories of the Roman Empire.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • On the Interpretation of Pothos in a Mosaic from the Antiquities Market
           with the Representation of Pelops and Hippodameia

    • Authors: Maria Luz NEIRA JIMENEZ
      Abstract: This paper analyzes a representation of Pothos in a mosaic auctioned in the antiquities market, –from a private collection after being acquired at Asfar Brothers, Beirut, in the late 60's. -, today in J. Bagot Archaeology-Ancient Art in Barcelona. More specifically, we will discuss, its interpretation within a scene related to Pelops and Hippodameia. Even the three characters are represented, with an unusual iconography, their identification is undoubtedly established on the base of inscriptions in Greek. To proceed with this discussion, this study analyzes the ancient literary sources and the images of Pothos depicted in the other mosaics, among others, on a mosaic of Pelops and Hippodameia from London antique market in 1979, that had been part of a private collection of California until the 1990s, being auctioned at Christie's in New York on 2010, and in the mosaic of the Weddings of Dionysus and Ariadne from Philippopolis.In connection with the references of some literary sources, the representations of these two mosaics are very revealing to understand the mosaic scene currently conserved in J. Bagot.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • New Reading of the Mosaic in Noheda (Cuenca, Spain)

    • Authors: Guadalupe LÓPEZ MONTEAGUDO
      Abstract: In the Roman villa of Noheda (Villar de Domingo García, Cuenca), the most distinguished of the structures excavated, is the so-called tri-apsidal (triconch) room, belonging to the residential part of a 4th and 5th century villa, with its 290.64 m2 dimensions and its extraordinary figured mosaics. Many of the mythological themes represented are connected with loving partners: Pelops and Hippodameia, the story of Paris and Helen, the Triumph of Bacchus in the company of Ariadne. The scenes related are also represented to the mime “the jealous husband”, and Venus is evoked trough mythological characters associated with her which appears next to the fishing scenes. The interpretative analysis of the ensemble mosaics found in Noheda is based on the mythological and allegorical scenes depicting certain characters. For instance the Erotes or the typical dextrarum iunctio gesture by lovers, Dionysus and Ariadne’s hierogamia as the divine couple manifest the allegory of the exaltation of love, of the union of divine and human. Together with decorative elements, such as garlands and gardens, related with Venus, goddess of love, leads to an alone interpretation in allegorical lines as the subliminal messages are revolving around the triumph of love. So far, the mosaic in the triclinium of Noheda can be proclaimed as a great exponent of love; of lawful and unlawful relationships, of happy endings with couples’ weddings or punishment inflicted on adulterous characters. It all of it presided over by the spirit of Venus as inspirer of love.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • New Documentation Technologies: The “Mosaico de Otoño” of the “Casa
           del Anfiteatro”, Mérida, Spain

    • Authors: Ma Paz PÉREZ CHIVITE
      Abstract: The graphic documentation of a mosaic preserved in situ is a laborious job. Nowadays, with the advance of new technologies, it is feasible to elaborate a detailed and accurate documentation. To do this, two technologies must be combined: Orthophotography and a Geographic Information System (GIS). The application of these new tools allows qualitative and quantitative studies based on the knowledge of the geographical space. You can make measurements and identify each tessera in its exact location, with geographic coordinates, and, in addition, you can see all the details of the mosaic and the entire room, with a single digital file.With this objective, we have designed and put into practice this new documentation methodology. We have applied this method in the Archaeological Site of Mérida, in Spain. In particular, we have studied one of the most emblematic mosaics of Augusta Emerita: the “mosaico de Otoño”. This pavement is located in the famous “Casa del Anfiteatro”, which stands out for the quality and quantity of its Roman mosaics. The management and conservation of the archaeological site is carried out by the Consorcio of the Monumental Ciudad of Mérida, institution from which we have carried out this investigation.With this work we have obtained the first study on the reintegration of tesserae, getting a map with the old interventions (from Roman times) and modern ones that had not been documented since the discovery in the 60s. Also, from the drawings on the orthophotography, we also get the first results for the analysis of the iconography, identifying the figures and the geometric motifs in their whole. This digital analysis is, in addition, a fundamental document to certify the current state of conservation and keep track of deterioration over time.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Technical and Artistic Aspects of the Roman Mosaic of Castulo (Jaén,
           Spain)

    • Authors: M. Pilar SAN NICOLÁS PEDRAZ
      Abstract: This paper is a comprehensive study of the Roman mosaic named “the Loves” found in Cástulo (Jaén, Spain) in 2012, which is conserved in situ.The pavement shows a known variation of the so called compass design, much appreciated in the mosaic art of Baetica. Here it consists of two central circles instead of one, around which six half circles, four quarter circles and six squares with concave sides are placed. The repertoire of scenes consists of allegoric representations. Placed inside the four circles in the corners of the mosaic, are the busts of the Seasons with their characteristic attributes as symbols of the passing of time and the fertility of the year. This is a motif widely spread among Roman mosaics and especially in Baetica. The six squares with concave sides show representations of mammals, both herbivores and carnivores. While the half circles show putties in different poses, all with the peculiarity that their necks are invisible according to a fashion in the mosaic production of Baetica in the second century AD.One of the central circles of the mosaic shows the Judgement of Paris, which is represented in two planes. The other circle shows the myth of Selene and Endymion. Here the goddess appears at the side of her carriage drawn by two horses; an iconography which constitutes an exception in this series of representations.The technique of the pavement is of high quality, particularly concerning the mythological scenes; the use of colour to create background and mark the different planes is eminent.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • A New Insight into the Iconography of the Civitas Classis Mosaic at
           Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

    • Authors: Federico UGOLINI
      Abstract: Ravenna boasts a high number of mosaics dating from the Late Antique period. Scholars have often considered these artworks in isolation, often within historical and topographic studies, and only from a very limited symbolic and iconographic perspective. This paper provides a new interpretation on the iconography of the Civitas Classis mosaic at SantʼApollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, from the early 6th century AD. The first section of the paper explores the iconography of the mosaic by investigating both topographic and symbolic details represented in the port scene of the Civitas Classis mosaic. The second section examines the aspects of symbolism, identity and metaphors for power expressed by the iconography of the Civitas Classis mosaic. This paper also provides an entry point, written in English, into the study of the mosaics from the Adriatic region in antiquity.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • New Representations of the Myth of Pelops and Hippodamia in Roman Mosaic
           Art

    • Authors: Miguel Ángel VALERO TÉVAR
      Abstract: Although the myth of Pelops and Hippodamia became very popular in the classical mythological tradition, to date, representations of it have been scarce. The few existing examples consisted of the sculptural ensemble of the pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, some 3rd century sarcophagi, and a number of ceramic vessels. The sole mosaic representation was that held by the Museum of Damascus.However, in recent years, the number of mosaic representations has greatly increased. The discovery of the mosaic at Noheda, featuring, for the first time, the entire narrative sequence of the myth, coupled with the discovery of a possible new specimen, in which Pothos is portrayed as a main character for the first time, not only makes it possible to reconstrue hitherto misinterpreted ancient tapestries, but also furthers understanding of the legend’s iconography in Classical Antiquity.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Book Review: Los mosaicos de la Plaza de la Encarnación.

    • Authors: Maja KRAMER
      Abstract: Los mosaicos de la Plaza de la Encarnación. Roma a Seville, Guadalupe López Monteagudo, 117 pages, 59 figures, bibliography. (Colección Patrimonium Hispalense) ICAS (Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Sevilla) 2015, €13,30, ISBN 978-84-9102-024-0.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Modernization of Mosaic Art in Turkey

    • Authors: Hülya VURNAL İKİZGÜL
      Abstract: IIn Turkey, improvement of the mosaic art started in the Republic period with the help of far-sighted Atatürk who has attached great importance to history and art. The first excavation and restoration works started with foreign archaeologists. During that period, local archaeologists were also trained in order to keep these excavations up and running. Again in this period, Architect-Painter Association was founded after the“Fine Arts law”. The philosophy of the Bauhaus school, which aims to integrate the fine arts with architecture, has influenced our 1960 artists by the mosaics brought to light by our archaeologists. With the introduction of this law, between 1955 and 1970, Turkish artists applied the first original modern mosaic works to architecture. The “applied fine arts” (Today’s Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts) was established under the influence of Bauhaus Art School. This school has trained artists who produced very successful works in architecture. In the 1960s Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu transferred the Plastic Art to architecture through the mosaic, as a pioneer. In 1990s H. Vurnal İkizgül pulled out mosaic art from architecture and carried it to today’s art.Today, mosaic art is re-experiencing and renewing itself with several new techniques and materials. Therefore we must aim to acquire the innovative mosaic education institutions that will pioneer in the world. The emergent artistic production and accumulation by the new generation will raise us on the international platform and underpin of our Contemporary Mosaic Museum.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Iconography Related to the Mineral-Medicinal Waters in Hispanic Mosaics in
           Castilla, Aragón and Navarra

    • Authors: Mercedes Durán PENEDO
      Abstract: This work is dedicated to the memory of Professor José María Blázquez with whom I had a close friendship and whose wise advice helped me to continue my research into the field of mosaics. I will focus on the Hispanic mosaics of Castilla, Aragón and Navarra. We know that gods invoked in thermal spaces ranged from the nymphs to Apollo, Minerva, Jupiter, Juno, Fortune or, for quite some time, even Bormanicus. The image of Medusa was also regarded as the carrier of healingblood, which was kept in the veins of her right arm, and that would be used by Asclepius in his resurrections. On the other hand, it is not unusual to find mosaics with the image of Medusa associated with the gods of hot springs. Objects such as shells, craterae, jars and jugswere part of its symbolic repertoire,which is, in turn, an inexpensive way to represent otherwise more elaborate motifs. In Hispania the said associations are traces of former pre-Roman cults, which would later syncretise with those beliefs imposed by the Roman civilisation.The fact that the higher concentration of mosaics displaying craterae, shells, etc. are located at specific enclaves where waters can be often found in situor not far from the location led us also to believe that there is a connection between the ornamental motifs of mosaics and the curative waters. It will be through this analysis that we will clarify this approach.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • On the Eirene Mosaic from Philippopolis, Thrace

    • Authors: Ivo TOPALILOV
      Abstract: The present article deals with the mosaic pavements of one of most significant residential complexes in Late Antique Philippopolis – the Domus Eirene. The name of the complex refers to the personification that is the main element in the decoration not only of the reception hall, but the entire building. An analysis of two main aspects is made: one concerning the transformation of the image of the personification into a Christian saint, and another which concerns the transformation of the complex itself into a domus episcopalis and how that is reflected in the mosaic pavements. In the case of Eirene the image may have well been connected with historical events, contemporary or nearly contemporary with the time when the mosaic was produced, and also with political and religious propaganda.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Cube Designs in Roman Baetica Mosaics

    • Authors: Sebastián VARGAS VÁZQUEZ
      Abstract: The cube and the prism are frequent components of geometrical compositions featured in Roman mosaics. They can be found as free elements belonging to the secondary decoration of many pavements, or as part of friezes or mosaic panels, sometimes mixed with other geometrical figures to shape various compositions and sometimes used as exclusive motifs and single theme, forming unitary and/or modular panels. This paper will focus on the latter.In our catalogue of Geometrical Designs, these modular compositions with three-dimensional cubes or “tumbl- ing blocks” and with elongated cubes or prisms define models E3 and E3A respectively. Even though these are present in a significant number of pavements in the Roman Baetica, we cannot assume their widespread use since they are so far absent from sit es with a well-established mosaic tradition, such as Italica, Hispalis or Carmo. In contrast, Astigi and Corduba are the cities where more pavements with these designs have been found.In this paper we will also analyse the process of development of both models, and how these compositions, dominant and solid by their own characteristics despite the sense of movement they transmit, can produce diverse effects and create different optical perceptions by simply changing the point of view from which they are observed or with a slight colour change. This last aspect is essential to allow the design its main feature, which relates to a three-dimensional effect.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Roman Villa of Tirana (Albania) and Its Mosaics

    • Authors: Elda OMARI
      Abstract: Tirana, the capital city of Albania, in Antiquity did not exist as an inhabited centre, simply it was considered a rural area, the residential territory of Dyrrachium patricians, as was Ercolano for Pompeii. In 1972 in Tirana, during the construction of a building, the remains of a rustic villa built in Roman Period were brought to light accidentally, and some of the rooms were decorated with polychrome mosaics. This villa was used for more than four centuries and it has several phases of life, for this reason it was dated by the archaeologists between the end of the 1st and the 5th century AD.The principal goal of the research is the punctual analysis of the mosaics motifs and their contextualization in the Balkan and Adriatic area, to identify the owner and the craftsmen who live and work in it. The second goal is to present to the international scientific community this rustic villa, a unique case for Tirana.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The “Opusmusiuum - Roman Mosaics in Portugal” Academic Project: from
           Teachers’ Lab to Public

    • Authors: Filomena LIMÃO
      Abstract: This paper will briefly describe an online academic project about Roman mosaics in Portugal created by students and a teacher during the Spring Semester 2011 at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University, Lisbon. The project is titled “Opusmusiuum- Roman Mosaics in Portugal” and just as the muses have inspired the work of mosaics, students were enthusiastically involved in making their idea come to light i.e. preparing quality information about Roman mosaics found in Portugal either in situ or in museums for a website catalogue. The contents would be displayed to students, researchers and lay public through short vi-deos, audio recordings and short texts. Eventually, this website would fulfil a gap in the specialized Portuguese literature on this topic.On June 2011, Professor José Maria Blázquez Martínez attended the V. International Symposium of the Mosaic Corpus of Türkiye in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, where a group of Portuguese and Spanish researchers met. His enthusiasm for the potentialities of the study of mosaics and the joy for new discoveries have always motivated students and colleagues to continue investigation. In Kahramanmaraş, his inspiring example made me think about academia as an exciting place were ideas are born and shared, a challenging environment I would call, a “teachers’ lab.” The “Opusmusiuum- Roman Mosaics in Portugal” project was the result of a teachers’ lab and now that seven years have passed since it was devised in a classroom I think that its goals, achievements (though incomplete) and values of good scientific practice are worthy of paying tribute to an inspiring Professor. Like Professor Blázquez, we persevere in this task hoping one day the Opusmusiuum will meet its public.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • A New Mosaic Workshop in South Sardinia'

    • Authors: Simonetta ANGIOLILLO
      Abstract: Up to now, two workshops have been identified in South Sardinia, at Nora, but the recent discovery in the surroundings of Cagliari of two late polychrome mosaics, one at Sarroch, the other at Settimo San Pietro, yielded new data, increasing our knowledge. Both of them present the same patterns - a chevrons rainbow style pattern and an orthogonal pattern of adjacent imbricated scales - and strong similarities in the style, while nothing similar has been found in the whole Sardinia; an unknown, common workshop can therefore be assumed.But the floor at Settimo San Pietro includes a third panel which shows a geometric mosaic “à trame végétalisée”, exactly alike to other two which were found in Carthage and Maiorca, and we can assume a Carthagi-nian origin of this pattern. So, can we think to only one workshop for the three floors, even for the panel with chevrons and adjacent imbricated scales, and for the mosaic at Sarroch too' And responsible for these mosaics could be African itinerant workers or Sardinian craftsmen, with African models at their disposal' Literary, documentary and archaeological sources witness for the existence of cartoons and pattern books in the ancient world, but we know for sure that itinerant craftsmen too existed. The present study will debate and analize the different working hypotheses, but the answer is not yet possible, and we have to wait for more archaeological data and findings.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • First Data on the Floor Mosaics of an Early Byzantine Church Being
           Excavated Recently in Sinop Balatlar

    • Authors: Gülgün KÖROĞLU; Emine TOK
      Abstract: The remains of the structure known as the Balatlar Church in Sinop are originally an imperial bath complex from the Late Roman period. The archaeological excavations since 2010 have revealed that the bath was built in the late Roman period on the remains of an earlier structure and the finds that covers quite a wide range of time from 6th century BC to 20thcentury AD. When the Christianity became the official religion; at the end of 4th century or in the 5th century caldarium of the bath was transformed into a church, while tepidarium was turned into a courtyard and frigidarium into a graveyard/burial area. After the destruction of the bigger church in the first half of the 7th century, new churches were built to the southern cross of caldarium and western part of palaestra. From the 13th century until the first half of the 20th century another church within the building complex continued to exist.The oldest church in Balatlar is the one in area no VIII (caldarium) dated to the 5th-6th centuries. A large cemetery has been found within the church, in the courtyard and at the frigidarium. In this study, floor mosaics from early Byzantine period unearthed at the cemetery during the 2016-2017 excavation seasons will be introduced. In those mosaics, which also contain inscriptions of the benefactors, we observe that multi-colored decorative geometric, floral and figurative designs that are connected to Christian iconographic repertoire were used together.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Tethering of Tamed and Domesticated Carnivores in Mosaics from the Roman
           and Byzantine Periods in the Southern Levant

    • Authors: Amir GORZALCZANY; Baruch ROSEN
      Abstract: Tamed and domesticated carnivores such as dogs, cheetahs and mongooses participated as search and chase aids to human hunting in different societies, during most of history, as attested by anthropological, literary or graphic sources. In order to impose human will on the animals, different tethering devices were developed, such as leashes, collars and harnesses. These devices significantly differ from others related to labour e.g. for hauling, riding or carry palanquins.During the Roman and Byzantine periods in the southern Levant, these animals and their restraining gear were depicted in hunting scenes on mosaic floors of churches, synagogues and private dwellings. These mosaics are discussed as evidence of everyday life. Therefore, this research analyzes the mechanism involved in translation of reality to images, the choice of hunting animals and their respective equipment as motifs represented on the mosaics, the differences between prestige and utilitarian hunts and the motivation behind the animal owner’s choices and preferences.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Reflections of Roman Humour on Roman Mosaics

    • Authors: Derya Şahin; Mustafa Şahin
      Abstract: The subject of this article is the reflection of Roman humour on Roman mosaic pavements. In the framework of the sense of humour in the Roman Period, it is seen that the entertaining elements also reflected in the Roman provinces are used in floor mosaics quite effectively.Expressions, gestures or objects that cause people to have fun and laugh can be described as humour. Modern technology and increased literacy rate have created oral humour to take up more space in our daily lives. When it is desired to study the history of humour, it will be useful to examine the ancient written sources and the works of famous philosophers and combine them with archaeological evidence.It is possible to say that the sense of humour of the Roman people or the communities that have been adhered to the Roman culture in the provinces is entirely similar. Beginning from the Late Republican period to the 5th century AD, the elements that the public find funny can be seen in visual arts, especially in the examples of mosaic pavements.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Iconography and Re-Reading af a Gallo-Roman Mosaic with Multiple Decor of
           Vienne (Narbonensis)

    • Authors: Véronique VASSAL
      Abstract: A large number of isolated panels of mosaics, discovered during the nineteenth century, have been preserved, sometimes forgotten in private collections and have not been studied. In many cases, we do not know their exact provenance. In the present article, we propose to study a panel of mosaic representing a deer, whose provenance is probably Vienne (Gallia Narbonensis) and is now kept in a private collection.This panel, according to comparisons with the other mosaics found at Vienne and in the two suburbs of Sainte-Colombe and Saint-Romain-en-Gal, seems to belong to a multiple decor pavement mentioned by Adrien Blanchet in the Inventaire des mosaïques de la Gaule in 1909. The mosaic of the deer is certainly a panel disappeared after its discovery in 1867. We propose a new interpretation of the decor placing our panel with those from the same pavement still preserved in the archaeological museum, (church Saint-Pierre de Vienne): The four seasons, a lion, a dog, Theseus abandoning Ariadne and Ariadne asleep.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Mosaics from Abicada and Boca do Rio (Portugal) - A New Perspective
           Thirty Years Later

    • Authors: Felix TEICHNER; Irene MAÑAS ROMERO
      Abstract: In this paper we deal with some mosaics found in two seaside settlements in the Algarve (Portugal), Boca do Rio (Vila do Bispo, Faro) and Abicada (Mexilhoreira Grande, Portimão). Mosaics from Boca do Rio were found in 1870 by Sebastião Philippes Martins Estácio da Veiga, and just one of them is preserved today, though we know some others through two detailed drawings and a plan made by Amélia Claranges Lucotte. The villa of Abicada has been known since 1917 and its sophisticated pars urbana was excavated between 1937–38 by José Formosinho. The mosaics of both archaeological sites were studied in 1987 by Prof. José Maria Blázquez who offered a first stylistical approach to some of the most outstanding floors. The progress of research produced in current years in the fields of archaeological research, Roman architecture and mosaics of the Algarve enable us to address these mosaics again, to study them from a broader perspective. We analyse their stylistic and compositional characteristics, paying special attention to the similarities with mosaics in other rural settlements in the area, like the best-known examples of Milreu and Cerro da Vila. They all share some stylistic and technical characteristics that enable us to place them in a common chronological and productive horizon, next to the mosaic production of other Roman sites of the Algarve. Thus, close parallels of geometrical and ornamental style in neighbour mosaics is useful both for suggesting a date to these non-stratigraphically dated mosaics and for defining the features of the widespread mosaic production in the Algarve.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Achilles Mosaic of Prusias ad Hypium

    • Authors: S. Sezin SEZER
      Abstract: The Mosaic of Achilles was discovered coincidentally in a field in the southern region of Prusias ad Hypium in the 1950s. It is a floor mosaic situated on the ground of a Roman villa in the city. Only a very small part of the mosaic remains on which there are three inscriptions. These inscriptions involve words Young Girls (παρθένοι) on the left, Deidameia (Δηιδαμεία) in the middle and Pyrrhus (Πύρρ̣ο[ς]) on the right. As understood from the inscriptions, this mosaic depicts the discovery of Achilles by Odysseus in King Lycomedes’ palace in Skyros Island. The word Parthenoi meaning Young Girls in ancient Greek written at the top of the upper right corner of the scene implies the young daughters of Lycomedes at the background of the mosaic in Lycomedes’ palace where the story takes place, however it in fact shows the title of a lost literary drama written about this theme for tragedy or pantomime which did not reach the present day. The same situation applies to the Zeugma Achilles Mosaic (at the house of Quintus Calpurnius Eutykhes). The scene is surrounded by a wavy ribbon band. This is followed by hunting and feast scenes both from daily life. Finally, the outermost border is a geometric one. Due to its stylistic and iconographic characteristics, the Prusias ad Hypium Achilles mosaic is estimated to date back to mid-third century AD.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
 
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