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Wemberham Roman mosaic, variation #3

The Wemberham mosaic

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A Roman Cottage on the Ocean A Roman villa was excavated west of Yatton, Somerset, UK in 1884. It lies very close to the Yeo river, in a large meadow called Wemberham. The site lies very close to the river and the eastern end of the foundations abuts on its…
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Meleager and Atalanta mosaic, unknown provenace, 1st to 3rd centuryAD

Meleager and the Calydon boar

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Mythology and Hunting were a great source of inspiration for Roman mosaicists. The story of Meleager and Atalanta combines both mythological and hunting themes. We have several mosaic representations of it from San Pedro del Arroyo in Spain, Halicarnassus in Turkey Today let us have a look at the story…
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Roman Tile 202 – Lalonquette

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South of the Loire River, the Empire lasted… While Britain and Northern Gaule had been lost for the Empire since the late 3rd century, Roman culture and values were still very much alive south of the Loire River. In Aquitania, Roman Villas were still occupied and gorgeous mosaics still being…
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Mosaics

Letting Go !

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It is not always easy to let go ! Like most artists I put a lot of myself in my art. Because what I try to express, consciously or not, is deeply meaningful to me, I can sometimes get deeply attached to the pieces I have created. It feels like…
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Lepus Vexus, Corinium’s style

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Once upon a time in Britannia The Corinium Beeches Road Hare mosaic dates from the 4th century. It was excavated in Cirencester in 1971. The Beeches Road Hare mosaic   Hares and rabbits are often shown in other Roman mosaics, either part of hunting scenes, or feeding from grapes. We…
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Process

Grout coloring

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Grout color is important. Beside protecting the mosaic, grout has a visual function. Just like the frame of a painting brings attention to it, grout is there to get people’s attention to the actual tiles. There are many theories about how you should use various colors to achieve different visual…
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Principles of Opus Pixellatum

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Basics of grayscale Opus Pixellatum This a first post of a series dedicated to my Opus Pixellatum Technique © and the many variations it allows. It resshuffles a post created in my first mosaic blog a few years ago… This first post describes the original, basic Opus Pixellatum technique as…
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Grouts and Thinsets

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Grouts, Thinsets, and when to use them. Before synthetic adhesives were invented, since the beginning of the Art, floor layers and mosaicists have been using cement based Thinset Mortars and Grouts. This articles is about these materials and when to use them. It is not about how to use them.…
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Discovery
Wemberham Roman mosaic, variation #3

The Wemberham mosaic

folder_openHistory & Archeology, Resources
A Roman Cottage on the Ocean A Roman villa was excavated west of Yatton, Somerset, UK in 1884. It lies very close to the Yeo river, in a large meadow called Wemberham. The site lies very close to the river and the eastern end of the foundations abuts on its…
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Meleager and Atalanta mosaic, unknown provenace, 1st to 3rd centuryAD

Meleager and the Calydon boar

folder_openHistory & Archeology
Mythology and Hunting were a great source of inspiration for Roman mosaicists. The story of Meleager and Atalanta combines both mythological and hunting themes. We have several mosaic representations of it from San Pedro del Arroyo in Spain, Halicarnassus in Turkey Today let us have a look at the story…
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Roman Tile 202 – Lalonquette

folder_openHistory & Archeology, Resources
South of the Loire River, the Empire lasted… While Britain and Northern Gaule had been lost for the Empire since the late 3rd century, Roman culture and values were still very much alive south of the Loire River. In Aquitania, Roman Villas were still occupied and gorgeous mosaics still being…
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Videos
Red & Blue Zellige

Zellige mosaics

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A tradition dating back 12 centuries Zellige is the name given to the ornate and colourful mosaics that can be admired in many elegant buildings around North Africa and the Middle East. Temple Mount mosque in Jerusalem The craft originated in Fez, Morocco, in the late 8th century and it…
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Mounting a mosaic on wood

Mounting a Mosaic on Wood.

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Ancient mosaics were directly built or mounted on stone and concrete substrates. I usually mount my mosaics on framed concrete boards, Hardi Backer in the USA and Vedi boards in Europe. I glue the mosaics on their support with thinset mortar and later fill up the gap between the tesserae…
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Double color simulations on Asian Face mosaic model

How to Mosaic : Color Simulations on Opus Pixellatum model

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Opus Pixellatum is an amazingly versatile way to create mosaics. From one model the mosaicist can create many different mosaics. The possibilities are practically unlimited. Variations can be as basic as a systematic change of colors (Gray to Bluescale for example) to much more sophisticated manipulations involving other mosaic techniques…
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Events

The Art of Mosaic

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I am very pleased to announce that my work will be featured at The Peanut Gallerie From next August 22nd onto September 28th While “The Art of Mosaics” will of course feature many of my mosaics, some of them never seen until now, you will also be able to see,…
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Alabama's Biggest liquid mosaic logo

A Liquid Mosaic

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2009 – a liquid mosaic In 2009, Alyson Lyons created in Australia a liquid mosaic portrait of Mona Lisa. I reported the event in my previous blog post : Mona Lisa mosaic created with cups of coffee. Mona Lisa liquid mosaic, Sydney, Australia, 2009 3,604 cups of coffee and 564…
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9 individual mosaics realized during the workshop

Fun at Bee Auburn Mosaic Seminar

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Introductory Mosaic Seminar Many participants enjoyed building their first mosaic at the Bee Auburn Mosaic Seminar last Friday June 22, 2018 at the beautiful Auburn Arboretum. Texas Red Star Hibiscus at Auburn Arboretum   We had set up tables under the pavilion for the seminar due to start at 5:00…
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References

2018 Press Kit

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The MosaicBlues 2018 Press Kit is now available to download … This Press Kit or Media Kit is designed for Media professional Reporters, Journalists and Bloggers. It provides essential information to get started writing about my Art and Actions . If you love my work and have professional friends who…
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Carola Quinta mosaic eyes portrait

Featured Artist Frederic Lecut

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In good company… I am very proud to have my work featured last week by online gallery Artsy Shark. I feel honored and privileged to find myself in the company of so many inspiring artists working in many different media and invite to visit that page and the other artists…
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Nathalie STEPHENS ‘s Testimonial

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I love that Fred combined two of my favourite pictures of my children to make one mosaic. Ella Marie was 3 at the time the original pictures were taken and Davis Layne was 4 days shy of his first birthday. I loved both of the pictures because they capture my…
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Geri RIPPE’s Testimonial

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I love this mosaic yin-yang symbol of tai-chi made by Frederic Lecut. I have been a student of tai-chi with Frederic for about 12 years, and when I saw this mosaic, I absolutely loved it. My husband purchased it for me for my birthday and it has hung where I…
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Becky SIMKINS’s Testimonial

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  Frederic Lecut of Mosaic Blues has completed the installation of my commissioned piece in my kitchen. It is so beautiful and incorporates the colours of my home. Looking forward to sharing it with visitors! Becky SIMKINS, Dothan, Alabama
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Made in Alabama

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Publication: Dothan Eagle Wiregrass Museum of Art exhibit puts spotlight on Alabama art   Grenadier Tree of Life by artist Frederic Lecut, mosaic on cement board   From Butch Anthony’s funky creations to Katie Baldwin’s woodblock prints and Cal Breed’s glass sculptures, the collection of Alabama art currently on display…
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Frederic Lecut – a great mosaic artist (interview)

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Publication: Robert LISAC 1. Frederic, in the mosaic community you are quite known for your exceptional “eyes – mosaics”. When you make a portrait, the eyes are the most important thing and also the most difficult part of the face to master. Why did you chose to make just eyes? Can you tell…
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