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Mosaic mural
Mosaic mural
Resource Typeimage
TitleMosaic mural
Coverage / Yearc. 1937
DescriptionMosaic mural on the facade of the Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, ca. 1937.
InterpretationMosaic is the ancient art of creating pictures from many pieces of stone or ceramic material, held together in cement. This mosaic was created by artists in the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project. Activities in Long Beach are pictured in this mosaic which uses tile texture to simulate water, grass, leaves, clothing and other details. For more information on the WPA/FAP see image: Holger Cahill.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUnderstanding civilizations through art;
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorKing, Albert, et al. [artist]
SourceArt for the Millions: Essays from the 1930s by Artists and Administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project edited by Francis V. O'Connor, ISBN 0-812-0439-4, 317 p., 1973 (p.59)
Subject / KeywordsUnited States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Mosaic; Murals
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
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