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Hidden Gems: Mosaic Art at Disney?

The Contemporary Mosaic Art Gallery blogs about a beautiful piece that thousands of Guests see at the Magic Kingdom every day. Here it is:


Of course, the art gallery sees a beautiful rabbit, I immediately see the three green circles toward the bottom and think “Oh look! A Hidden Mickey!”

Here’s more about the Cinderella Castle Mosaic from Wikipedia:

Inside the Castle’s archway, a series of five mosaic murals tells the story of Cinderella. Designed by Imagineer Dorothea Redmond and crafted and set in place by a team of six artists led by mosaicist Hanns-Joachim Scharff, the 15 by 10 foot (4.6×3 m), ornate panels are shaped in a Gothic arch. The murals took 22 months to complete, and contain just over 300,000 pieces of Italian glass and rough smalti (glass made specifically for mosaics traditionally used by Italian craftsmen) in over 500 colors. Many of the hand-cut tiles are fused with sterling silver and 14 carat (58%) gold, and some are as small as the head of a tack. If you look closely at these ornate murals, you will notice that each of Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters appears with a little added color – one sister’s face is clearly “red with anger,” while the other sister is a little “green with envy,” as they watch Cinderella try on the glass slipper.

Make sure you stop inside Cinderella Castle and take a look at these Hidden Gems next time you’re in the park.

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