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Hybrid Mosaics in 2020

Happy new year you all ! Here is my first design for 2020. 26 Radiant Sectors, January 2020. It is inspired by the desk I am writing this article: a beautiful mosaic designed by Jean Pierre Soalhat, the man who inspired me to get into mosaics. Opus Sectile desk I…
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Redbubble printed Gifts

On Redbubble, high quality products derive from my mosaic creations and studies. Amba Aradam floor pillow The present Mosaic-Blues site is mostly dedicated to showcasing my own mosaics. It is designed for this particular purpose : Promoting my original works of Art. On my Redbubble page you will find products…
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Wearable Art at MosaicBlues

No Big Piece in the tube ! I have not been working on big pieces in a while. Carola Sexta has been waiting in the Yard since last spring and I have been concentrating wearable art. These smaller pieces may require just as much effort to produce as big ones,…
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Roman mosaic patterns : the Rosace of Portici

A Roman mosaic relocated in a 18th century palace. The Royal Palace of Portici was built in the 18th century a few kilometers Southeast of Naples, Italy. It  is located right by the Roman town of Herculanum, destroyed with Pompeii in 79 AD. When building the foundations of the palace…
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Melek Taus

Yezidi Mosaics in DC

A genocide. When ISIS started their eradication campaign against the Yezidi people in 2014 they murdered a great number of boys and men and systematically enslaved and raped women and girls. Several hundreds of them are still missing. Many Yezidi escaped the terror by trekking through arid lands and became…
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Byzantine mosaics of Notre Dame de la Garde.

The modern byzantine mosaics of Notre-Dame de la Garde perfectly illustrate how mosaics were incorporated in the Neo-Byzantine sacred architecture of the 19th century. Built on top of the highest natural peak of the area, Notre Dame de la Garde, also known as “La Bonne Mere” – the good mother…
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Grout coloring

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

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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The Art of Mosaic

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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