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Techniques de la mosaïque romaine

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Une histoire de la mosaïque. Mosaïque Romaine. Mosaïque Piazza Amerina – Villa casale – Sicile (je me résigne a publier les œuvres en petit format pour des questions de mise en page.

Mosaïque Romaine

Mais vous rappelle que vous pouvez cliquer sur chacune de ces images pour les agrandir) Ancient History Encyclopedia. Roman mosaics were a common feature of private homes and public buildings across the empire from Africa to Antioch.

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Not only are mosaics beautiful works of art in themselves but they are also an invaluable record of such everyday items as clothes, food, tools, weapons, flora and fauna. They also reveal much about Roman activities like gladiator contests, sports, agriculture, hunting and sometimes they even capture the Romans themselves in detailed and realistic portraits. Technique Mosaics, otherwise known as opus tesellatum, were made with small black, white and coloured squares typically measuring between 0.5 and 1.5 cm but fine details were often rendered using even smaller pieces as little as 1mm in size. These squares (tesserae or tessellae) were cut from materials such as marble, tile, glass, smalto (glass paste), pottery, stone and even shells. MOSAICS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD.


Opus tesselatum. Opus vermiculatum. Emblemata. Opus sectile. Lithostrotum. Mosaïque de Ravenne (V° siècle) Le Christ, mosaïque Ste Sophie (XIII° siècle) Process de fabrication des tesselles (Emaux de Briare)