Reproduction of Rafael - El Parnaso
The Parnassus is originally a fresco painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome. The mosaic reproduction of this painting measures approximately 100 sq ft and took two months of work.
This work of art dates back to 1509 - 1511, created as a representation of poetry; one of 4 areas of human knowledge alongside philosophy, religion and law. The mosaic depicts the intricate details with Apollo in the center playing an instrument surrounded by the nine muses, nine poets from antiquity, and nine contemporary poets.