Art Nouveau and Art Déco mosaïc , tiles and ceramic works .

samedi 17 août 2019

dimanche 16 juin 2019

Roman floor

  The Séviac villa in Montréal du Gers, South-West  France shows well-preserved  roman mosaïcs.



mardi 5 février 2019

Opera in the church

  The church of  Saint-Gilles de Petiteville ( normandy)   is  devastated during the French Revolution . Once century later ,in 1892 , the building  is restored  by its owner  Robert Gouhier de Petiteville , assisted by Christophe Édouard Mauss, the architect of the sanctuary of St. Anne of Jerusalem.
 The ground  is then covered by a mosaic by the famous  Giandomenico Facchina (1826-1903) born as an Italian Sequals , Frioul province), who worked on the renovation of mosaics in St Mark's Church in Venice and,  after settling in Paris, at the Opéra Garnier.




lundi 20 août 2018

Post office




In 1906, while the castle of Dijon is finally leveled, the City gives free to the State a plot of land to build a Post Office. In Dijon, Louis Perreau is associated with the architect of the administration to build an edifice of academic style, but innovative in its design. The classic stone cladding is attached to a metal structure. This explains these three large doors with windows and a balustraded balcony supported by high consoles of stone. This set is surmounted by a decoration of polychrome sculptures and mosaics with two medallions of mosaics decorated with the rooster, symbol of the French Republic.


dimanche 12 août 2018

Place your bets

   The casino of the spa town of La Bourboule is built by Mr. Chardon from 1892. Extension works begin in 1928: the symmetry is respected, a balcony resting on columns is added over the entire length, the elevations are decorated with mosaics enhanced with gold floral motifs.


In the center, the La Bourboule coat of arms.