İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 2, Sayı 6  Kış / 2013  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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Mosaic is a decorative plastic art which is used as a covering method and get through ancient times to today. The mosaic technique which is made by using various waste materials is called Picassiette technique. Raymond Isiadore who designed picasiette house in the Chartes town in France and inspired the name of the technique has had no art education and had covered his house with mosaics completely in naive senses. Isidore used the glass and ceramic pieces which he collected previously because he enjoyed their colors and reflections to embellish his house. His neighbors thought him to be insane because he covered all over his house with mosaics and he was nicknamed as picasiette which means “stolen plate or plate stealer”. Today the house which can be visited as a museum consists of nine parts as entrance, interior house, chapel, black courtyard, summer house, atrium of the garden, gardens with sculptures and wall of Jerusalem, spirit’s tomb and orchard.

When examining the picasiette house, it is seen that the Chartres city and Cathedral have been major theme throughout the house. Human, animal and floral figures made with a naive approach are seen frequently. Isidore seems to make figures from solid colored pieces and also use patterned ceramics to make new designs. The outer and interior walls of the house and the furniture are covered with mosaic without losing their functionality. In this paper the writer revises the Picasiette house which gives a mystic and spiritual appearance with colorful outlook and themes in general and examines the parts of the house both technically and in terms of designs.

Keywords: Picassiette, La maison Picassiette, Mosaic