Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Latest mosaic

I've started another mosaic recently. I haven't had as much time to work on it as I'd like but it's progressing. This time, I chose to do a bianco e nero, "black and white". This style is very common in the baths of Ancient Rome, and uses just two colors of natural stone - black and white.

Here are my tools of course, and the blocks of stone before I cut the pieces I need out of them. You can see various shards as well: the "leftover".

A photo of the design I'm doing on the left, and my work on the right.

Here is the original design which we were able to see in the Capitoline Museum here in Rome. It's a representation of a season - most likely Spring.

1 comment:

charlotte said...

Bianco e nero. Isn't that white and black, not black and white?