Mosaics

The Risen Christ, detail from The Resurrection
The Risen Christ, detail from The Resurrection
Mosaic

Because of its brilliance mosaic has always been considered the most glorious expression of liturgical beauty. Its angled tesserae play with light. It doesn’t fade and it endures outside, while the flowing lines of tesserae called andamenta create wonderful rhythms. The intense colours and the andamenta suggest a world transfigured, restored to paradisiacal splendour.

Aidan Hart Icons bring over thirty years of experience in iconography to its mosaic design and creation. Our commissions to date range in size from one and a half metres (five feet) in diameter to our most recent mosaics almost five metres (sixteen feet) high. We apply the lessons we have learned from years of studying Byzantine and Roman masterpieces. Rather than try to imitate painted icons, our mosaic designs aim to make the most of the particular strengths of the medium. We use the direct method of laying the tesserae so that we can angle them to obtain the maximum play of light. Please click here for a brief overview of our mosaic technique.

We would be delighted to discuss any ideas you have for either a church or a private commission. 

 


The Crucifixion, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas
The Crucifixion, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas click image to enlarge
The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas
The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas click image to enlarge
The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas
The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas click image to enlarge
Archangel Michael mosaic, private chapel
Archangel Michael mosaic, private chapel click image to enlarge
Pantocrator, detail
Pantocrator, detail click image to enlarge
Mother of God apse mosaic, private chapel
Mother of God apse mosaic, private chapel click image to enlarge
Mother of God, detail from The Crucifixion
Mother of God, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Christ on the Cross, detail from The Crucifixion
Christ on the Cross, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Eve, detail from The Resurrection
Eve, detail from The Resurrection click image to enlarge
King David, detail from The Resurrection
King David, detail from The Resurrection click image to enlarge
The Risen Christ, detail from The Resurrection
The Risen Christ, detail from The Resurrection click image to enlarge
John the Baptist and Eve, detail from the Resurrection
John the Baptist and Eve, detail from the Resurrection click image to enlarge
The Crucifixion (detail)
The Crucifixion (detail) click image to enlarge
The Crucifixion (detail)
The Crucifixion (detail) click image to enlarge
detail from the Resurrection
detail from the Resurrection click image to enlarge
King David and Adam, detail from The Resurrection
King David and Adam, detail from The Resurrection click image to enlarge
The Resurrection, detail
The Resurrection, detail click image to enlarge
John the Baptist, detail from the Resurrection
John the Baptist, detail from the Resurrection click image to enlarge
detail from The Crucifixion
detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Sign above the Cross, detail from The Crucifixion
Sign above the Cross, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
The Sun, detail from The Crucifixion
The Sun, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
The Crucifixion, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas
The Crucifixion, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas click image to enlarge
detail from The Resurrection
detail from The Resurrection click image to enlarge
The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas
The Resurrection, St George’s Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas click image to enlarge
Adam’s garment, detail from The Crucifixion
Adam’s garment, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Garment of Christ, detail from The Crucifixion
Garment of Christ, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
The Resurrection
The Resurrection click image to enlarge
The Resurrection
The Resurrection click image to enlarge
detail from The Resurrection mosaic
detail from The Resurrection mosaic click image to enlarge
Saint John, detail from The Crucifixion
Saint John, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Mary Magdalene, detail from The Crucifixion
Mary Magdalene, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Adam, detail from the Resurrection
Adam, detail from the Resurrection click image to enlarge
Christ Crucified, detail from The Crucifixion
Christ Crucified, detail from The Crucifixion click image to enlarge
Pantocrator mosaic, detail
Pantocrator mosaic, detail click image to enlarge
Christ Pantocrator mosaic, private chapel
Christ Pantocrator mosaic, private chapel click image to enlarge
Pantocrator mosaic, detail
Pantocrator mosaic, detail click image to enlarge
Archangel Michael, detail
Archangel Michael, detail click image to enlarge
Mother of God apse mosaic, detail
Mother of God apse mosaic, detail click image to enlarge
Archangel Michael, detail
Archangel Michael, detail click image to enlarge
Pantocrator, detail
Pantocrator, detail click image to enlarge
Pantocrator, St Martin’s Roath, Cardiff
Pantocrator, St Martin’s Roath, Cardiff click image to enlarge
Pantocrator, detail
Pantocrator, detail click image to enlarge
Notes on our mosaic technique
Notes on our mosaic technique click image to enlarge
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