The mosaic was rediscovered in 1831 in Pompeii, Italy, and was later transported to Naples in September 1843. The Alexander Mosaic is now displayed on a wall and preserved in Naples. It is currently on display at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale.
Who made the Alexander Mosaic?
What is the Alexander Mosaic based on?
The Alexander mosaic is thought to be based on a painting which Philoxenus of Eretria created for King Cassander of Macedonia. The painting is described by Pliny the Elder as representing “the battle of Alexander with Darius.” Certain inconsistencies in the mosaic point to its derivation from another source.
How big is the mosaic and around how many tesserae were used?
The Monreale mosaics constitute the largest decoration of this kind in Italy, covering 0,75 hectares with at least 100 million glass and stone tesserae. This huge work was executed between 1176 and 1186 by the order of King William II of Sicily.
How did the Greek and Roman method of painting influence?
ANSWER: ROMAN PAINTINGS WERE DIRECTLY DERIVED FRIM EARLIER GREEK ANTIQUITY. GREEKS WERE KNOWN TO MAKE POTTERY, FIGURINES AND SCULPTURES AND MORE INCORPORATED INTO ROMAN CULTURE. MOST ROMAN ARTWORK IS A COPIED VERSION OF THE GREEKS. EVENTUALLY, ROMANS FORMED THEIR OWN INTERPRETATION OF ARTWORK.