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Richmond chose to abandon the flat surface of mosaicists like Salviati, in favour of a more vibrant treatment, based on the use of jagged, irregular glass, set at angles to the plaster, so that it would catch the light. He chose this approach after studying Byzantine and early Christian work in Ravenna, Monreale and Rome. — Explore St. Paul's Cathedral

Mosaics

Mosaics (from the 1897-98 Magazine of Art)

Bibliography

Baldry, Alfred Lys. “The New Decorations of St. Paul's by Sir W. B. Richmond, R.A..” Magazine of Art. 22 (November 1897-October 1898): 12-18. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 26 October 2014.

Mosaics at St Paul's Cathedral, London.” Joy of Shards. Web. 11 July 2013.

Mosaics in the Quire.” Explore St. Paul's Cathedral. Web. 11 July 2013.


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