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Lion Head of the Chimera slayed by Bellerophon, Roman mosaic, Rolin Museum, Autun

Bellerophon and the Dragon

Okay, its a trap. Bellerophon does not mess with a dragon but with a Chimera I am on a 2 weeks mosaic trip along the valleys of the Saone, Rhone and Durance rivers in Southern France, having a great time seeing wonderful mosaics and will share a few of them…
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MosaicBlues featured in Redfin’s blog

Check out the recent Redfin blog post Mosaicblues is featured in: 22 Gorgeous and unique Tile ideas to brighten up your Home Interior design fans will know that no matter how trends come and go, tiles and mosaics remain top versatile decor elements that can breathe life and joy into…
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Art Deco mosaics in Saint Quentin, France

Art Deco at the Buffet de la Gare The Buffet de la Gare in Saint Quentin in Northern France was built right after WWI in the Art Deco Style. Art Deco, a movement that developed in reaction after the horrors of the war that devastated northern France, is mostly found…
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The Lullingstone Europa mosaic

The Lullingstone Roman Villa was built near the village of Eynsford in Kent, south eastern England. Location of the Villa Originally constructed in the 1st century, the Lullingstone Villa was repeatedly expanded and occupied until its final destruction by fire in the 4th or 5th century. Around 150 CE, the…
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Europa

Europa and the Bull, another one of Zeus’ love story “Zeus saw her, fell in love with her, and seduced her” is a pretty standard summary of many stories of Greek mythology and without Zeus love stories, ancient artists would have had a hard time finding inspiration… Some of Zeus’…
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Moving a mosaic studio

After quite some troubles, I have finally managed to get my stuff ready for moving back to Europe How do you move a mosaic studio ? You pack all you can into a shipping container and ship it ! Front of the container Yeah, sure… There is no easy way.…
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Muses Mosaics

Muses mosaics were appreciated by Roman patricians In Greek mythology the Muses were the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, song-lyrics, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. Later adopted…
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How I recreated the Julia Felix mosaic

This post treats of the analytical and synthetic aspects of recreating the Julia Felix mosaic. 3 stages of recreating the design of an antic mosaic are : Analysis of the mosaic to determine different elements and sub-elements. Actual re-creation of new elements. Assembly of the new elements to complete the…
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Unemployed

An unemployed mosaicist I have been mosaically unemployed for a year… In January 2020, I flew back to Alabama from France. I had just learned I was going to be a grandfather in August ! This grand child was going to be the first of his or her generation. 2020…
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