2021 Niue 2oz .999 Silver Antique High Relief Coin - Mosaic
The art of mosaic is often associated with the classics and traditional artworks. After all, homes and gardens have been decorated with this type of art for centuries! However, the traditional way of expression may embrace innovative ideas and a sense of modern style, art dominated by unconsciousness. The Mosaic silver coin is a work of art in which the mosaic shines with new and unexpected shades.
The contemporary artistic solution applied to the Mosaic coin encourages to exercise one’s personal and creative freedom, to be bold in style choices and to incorporate abstract, stylised or even photorealistic art into own decor.
The reverse of the coin depicts two symbols made up of small mosaic details. The first is perhaps the best-known symbol of surrealism, – the mosaic of Salvador Dali. The second is the Greek geometric ornament – a ‘meander’, meaning a curve or a bend, and symbolising eternity, unity and harmony. This pattern is like a link that connects individual pieces of a puzzle into an aesthetic whole.
The portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by fine mosaic details, is proudly in the centre of the obverse.