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Roman Tile - 04 - Acholla

Roman Tile – 04

An other gorgeous but no so simple Roman pattern This Roman Tile 04 is quite elegant and gives an impression of volume. Here is an example using the 3 basic  Red, White and Yellow colors Roman Tile – 04, 3×2 elements This pattern, or some variations of it, has been…
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MosaicBlues at East River

MosaicBlues scarves are at East River I am so honored East River now carries some of my creations, beside the works of so many other talented artists and craftsmen. For the past 5 years I have been traveling the late Roman empire to study, research and document Roman mosaics, with…
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Ktisis byzantine mosaic, unknown provenance, Met Museum

Ktisis in early Byzantine mosaics

Ktisis – the process of becoming in 5th and 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The personification of Ktisis often appears in different contexts, religious as well as profane, in floor mosaics of the 5th and 6th centuries in  Eastern and African cities of the Byzantine empire. Ktisis medallion, mosaic of the…
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Roman Tile-087 - Timgad, Algeria.

Roman Tile – 087

An other gorgeously simple Roman mosaic pattern. This is an other simple and elegant pattern. Its architecture allows for 3 colors to be used. Roman Tile – 087, 3 x 2 elements This pattern has been used in many places, among them Timgad, the ancient Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi…
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March at MosaicBlues

March in Rome Martius was the first month of the early Roman calendar. The original Roman year consisted of 10 months and counted 304 days followed by an unnamed winter period which length was not clearly defined. This calendar, borrowed from the Greeks, was introduced around 700 BC by Romulus,…
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Testimonial of a mosaic collector – Leda Kendig

I received this week-end a lovely phone call from Leda Kendig. Leda lives in Ohio and received as a Christmas gift my Christos mosaic, which I made in  the style of Greek and Russian Orthodox icons. Christos brings lots of joy in her home. I believe Art should be part…
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Roman Tile – 003

An other gorgeously simple Roman mosaic pattern. This is an other simple and elegant pattern. Plain bicolor, it has been used in many places. Roman Tile – 003, 3 x 2 elements It could be made of 2 different stones, a pale marble and a dark greyish-blue stone for example,…
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model of the Yabusame mosaic, February 2020

February

The original Roman calendar had only 10 months, and February was not one of them ! March the first month of the year and December (Latin decem=10) the last. This calendar was based on both lunar and solar cycles and was not accurate. It included extra days or month when…
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Roman Tile – 002

An other gorgeously simple Roman mosaic pattern. This is an other simple and elegant pattern. Plain bicolor, it has been used in many places. Roman tile-02, 3 x 2 elements It could be made of 2 different stones, a pale marble and a dark blue stone for example. I used…
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Roman Tile – 001

In this post I will show you how to create a geometric background based on a Roman mosaic pattern. The method is simple, and you will be able to use it later for many other patterns I will later publish in this blog. This particular Roman mosaic pattern has been…
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