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marc chagall smalti mosaic at the first national plaza, chicago

Mosaic Art Source mosaic definition:

mosaic glossary image - smalti  smalti

smalto (pl. smalti) – smalti is characterized by its dazzling range of brilliant opaque colors.  Smalti is prepared by adding crystalline material (corpo) and coloured material (anima) to the colourless or coloured fused glass. Smalti is literally available in thousands of colors, is a very stable glass, easy to cut and very durable.   m.a.s. mosaic glossary