Zellige terracotta tiles in Marrakech Morocco.

What Is a Tessellation Art?

Regia Marinho
3 min readNov 30, 2021


It’s used in architecture and design in many projects.

Tessellation art is the art of creating mosaics or patterns using geometric shapes or polygons. The art is also referred to as tiling.

Tessellation art is fun. It is like a puzzle. There are no rules, all you need is your imagination.

This kind of art is used to make artworks of various kinds.

Tessellation Art is a kind of art that is made by using tessellation. It is an art that is made by using tessellation.

Tessellation art has been around for a long time. Some of the tessellation art, for instance, is prehistoric.

Tessellation art is used to make quilts, mosaics, clothing, and architecture.

Tessellation art is also used to make geometric art.

This irregular tessellation uses a combination of different polygons and makes it very interesting.

An irregular tessellation makes beautiful geometric art.

It can be used for various artworks. It can be used to make different types of paintings.

It can also be used to make textiles and clothing.

Also, tessellation art can be used to make mosaics.

A Rhombitrihexagonal tiling.

This is a tiled floor in the Archeological Museum of Seville, Spain, using square, triangle, and hexagon prototiles.

A tessellation is when a geometric shape (or tile) repeats itself over and over again, covering a 2D or 3D surface without any gaps or overlaps. There are different styles of tessellations depending on the shapes used.


The word “tessellation” comes from the Latin term tessera meaning a small, tile-like stone. Tessera was used to make Tessellata, meaning mosaics and tilings that decorate ancient Roman buildings.

An ancient roman geometric mosaic from the “Palazzo Massimo alle Terme” National Roman Museum…



Regia Marinho

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