Mosaics from Community center Aleko Konstantinov

Artist: Valchan Petrov

Date: 1980s

Dimensions: 4.33 х 1.93 m

This mosaic depicts two griffins placed symmetrically on both sides of a decorative shield. The tesserae are all made from artificial materials – gold plated glass tiles in different shades of old gold, bronze, and copper for the mosaic’s background and smalt in green, orange, red, ochre, and yellow colors in different shades for the figural scene. The binding solution is a light color, probably cement with a fine-grained filler, and can be seen in the mosaic’s joints and destroyed areas.

The mosaic was laid in situ by the artist and his apprentices.

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