Streets of Philadelphia: Mosaic

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Dashed into a building's arched entry-way (Jacob Reed's Sons Store, 1424-26 Chestnut St., Philadelphia) to get out of the rain; looked up and found a wonderful series of Mercer Tile mosaics including this one of women doing needlework (the Peaceful Arts). All the mosaics depict crafts related to the garment industry.


Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio: connect in your own personal way

BK-2011-1Two men and a woman (the personification of Geometry) measuring a large globe that shows the “New World” (Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio collection; based on a lost painting by Frans Floris and digitized from stained glass)

An interesting interview with Martijn Pronk, head of Publications at the Rijksmuseum by We Are Museums:

"When creating your own work using Rijksmuseum images you connect with the collection in your own personal way.  ... the internet has made it possible for everybody to enjoy the Rijksmuseum, even if they will never visit it in real life."

I used this image on one of my Artful Knapsacks:

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