Only one small part in the fabulous mosaic in the Villa Romana del-Casale, just near the town of Piazza Armerina, in Sicilia.
There was a large latifundium, built and known till the 4th century, covered all floors with a mosaic artwork, mostly describing the daily life than.
But, a large landslide covered the entire "palatin" in the 12th century, and it was forgotten until discovered and excavated in late 19th century, and early 20th century.
This is a scanned print from a trip to Sicilia in 9/2003.
Unfortunately, many of the corners in this sight are difficult for photography as they are covered with glass windows to protect the valuable mosaic, or remain in shaded area.
Location of the Villa: 37.3646, 14.3345
A web page about the Villa , clic here.
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delpeoples (52999) 2011-04-21 5:10
I've not heard of these beautiful mosaics before, so have learnt something new from TE again today. They are so beautiful and obviously so ancient. I love the colours, the definition is good where we can clearly make out the story told by the illustrations. Great job, thanks for sharing.
Have a happy Passover
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-04-21 6:52
Ola Ike ,
Bonito estes mosaicos romanos , é um belo trabalho de arte, bom trabalho de scan , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mauro61 (52623) 2011-04-21 12:24
bella questa ripresa dell'angolo della villa che purtroppo in questo periodo è sottoposta ad un restauro che ne ha chiuso più del 70% delle sale.
Ottimo il POV e la resa dei mosaici,
raszid62 (18583) 2011-04-21 13:37
Perfectly preserved Roman mosaics on the floor of the villa. I was in Sicily. but just at this point I was not. Colossal quality photography.
ערב טוב. שמור להפליא פסיפסים הרומית על הרצפה של הווילה. הייתי בסיציליה. אבל בדיוק באותו מקום. ענקי הצילום באיכות. דרישת שלום.
Charo (51210) 2011-04-21 14:01
A perspective from a high place to capture this magnificent well-preserved mosaic. To be on the outside is still very well defined picture.
Good point of view and details.
pierrefonds (56422) 2011-04-21 17:48
The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mosaic. The wall is framing well the mosaic. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
emka (77306) 2011-04-21 23:16
You take the photo from deep drawer today. I knew about this famous mosaic but I was not there in my trip to Sicily in 1977. Wonderful example of the Antique art.
Royaldevon (28633) 2011-04-22 0:02
Good Morning Ike,
Seeing wonderful scenes from antiquity fill us with a sense of awe. They certainly hit some somewhere deep in our psyche.
It is not always easy to represent this feeling, in a photograph but, for me, despite the limitations that you describe, this is exciting. I think it is because you have not just shown us the sharp mosaic but you have also given it a context in the open doorway and the ruined column. I like it very much ... history is a passion!
Have a good Easter w/e,
lousat (75506) 2011-04-22 2:04
Hi Ike,a not easy situation and a very good work talking about the light balance.Very impressive details of the mosaic and very nice composition too.A great advertising for Enna...ehehe....Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (83651) 2011-04-22 2:37
Interesting détails well framed, good sharpness to see all the scène, good light management with these string contrast of light.
jmdias (54499) 2011-04-22 3:28
some of these old roman mosaics are so perfect that are like photos. this one is fabulous too and looks like a celebration of a game with charriots. nice framing
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-22 3:59
Very nice old mosaic with fantastic art work. The image has so many intricate details. Love the soft colors. Very informative note to go along.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-22 9:46
Excellent framing to these old mosaics. the details are very well colected. plesanta hramony in the colors too.
paololg (31448) 2011-04-22 11:19
Ciao dear Ike,
splendid testimony of this precious Roman floor. Considering that the photo is a scan, you have done really an excellent work! Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
pajaran (51214) 2011-04-22 11:38
Lep mozaik , delo starih, dobrih majstora i umetnika ...
Na slikama i mozaicima mozemo videti zivot nasih predaka, dobar prikaz tekstom i lepom fotografijom.
Prijatno vece i dobar vikend sa lepim vremenom.
A beautiful mosaic work of good old masters and artists ...
In the pictures and mosaics we can see the life of our ancestors, good display text and beautiful photography.
Pleasant evening and a good weekend with beautiful weather.
All the best.
baddori (19381) 2011-04-22 12:48
Questo mosaico "bellissimo" a reso famosa nel mondo questa cittadina della Sicilia ...
Da poco altri amici hanno condiviso questo luogo .
L'interpretazione artistica sempre differente ....riempe di ammirazione e condivisione .
Silvio1953 (120522) 2011-04-22 12:51
Ciao Ike, great POV on fantastic mosaic, excellent clarity, beautiful light and colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (35428) 2011-04-22 15:59
Hi my dear Ike
A wonderful and precious shot! An excellent delight presentation by sharp focusing and moderate exposure. Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good last day of week!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
jhm (138192) 2011-04-23 0:50
Formerly there were many artist this is a very nice demonstration.
You play wonderful with light and shadows, sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Nice composition, excellent presentation with pleasant colors and light.
Very well done, TFS.
Happy Easter weekend,
ruisc_pt (10527) 2011-04-27 7:26
Tks very much for your kind reception note.
THis is a quite impressive mosaic floor artwork.
Ty for sharing
All the best
adramad (37285) 2011-04-29 3:57
Beautiful mosaic that shows us in this screenshot, the view of this mosaic brings back memories of when you visit this splendid villa mosaics. Well done.
Have a nice afternoon.
clic (14720) 2012-02-16 10:17
Many thanks Ike
You post a lovely piece of art undestructed by footwear, despite it's many-secular creation,
that gives life to this particular historic room.
fritzi007 (4479) 2014-06-04 13:17
very artful, very interesting, good comment, very well done, congratulations!
mcmtanyel (12427) 2014-09-06 19:16
You've done a good job fighting the crowds. This provides a good photo of the mosaics in context. Good job scanning. Did you scan the print or the film?
Cricri (105215) 2014-11-25 8:03
Un scan de qualité , bien présenter, intéressant détails de la mosaïque, bon cadrage et lumière,