In these mosaics, ‘micro” refers to the size of the pieces making up the picture. These are tiny filaments of coloured glass, end on. There may be as many as 5,000 to a square inch – giving as much detail as a picture on a typical computer screen. The most extensve collection of this kind of work is the Gilbert Collection of micromosaics in London.
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