ARTE ROMANO Obra: Medusa Estilo: Mosaico opus vermiculatum Siglos: II Y III d.C Galería: Museo Arqueológico de Tarragona Características: Realizado en piedras pequeñas, que perfeccionan la imagen y concentran mayor cantidad de colores.

ARTE ROMANO Obra: Medusa Estilo: Mosaico opus vermiculatum Siglos: II Y III d.C Galería: Museo Arqueológico de Tarragona Características: Realizado en piedras pequeñas, que perfeccionan la imagen y concentran mayor cantidad de colores.

opus vermiculatum

Opus vermiculatum - definition in the mosaic glossary

opus vermiculatum---taken from the latin word 'worm.'  It refers to lines of tesserae that snake around a feature in the mosaic. Often 2-3 rows of opus vermiculatum appear like a halo around something in a mosaic picture, helping it stand out from the background.

Some techniques used in mosaic design, showing different ways of laying out mosaic tiles.

Marine Life Mosaic from House VIII Pompeii demonstrating the vermiculatum technique Roman 2nd century BCE (6) by mharrsch, via Flickr

Marine Life Mosaic from House VIII Pompeii demonstrating the vermiculatum technique Roman century BCE.

Floor mosaic depicting birds, fish and fruit basket. Opus vermiculatum, Roman artwork of the end of the Ist century AD/begin of the Ist century BC. National Museum of Rome.

Floor mosaic depicting birds, fish and fruit basket. Opus vermiculatum, Roman artwork of the end of the Ist century BC/begin of the Ist century AD. National Museum of Rome.

200-100 BCE Alexandria Egypt. Floor Mosaic Roundel: A Dog & An Overturned Gold Vessel. The quality is fantastic, and this period represents a high point in the mosaic craft in the Greco-Roman world. Many of the tesserae are only 1-2mm across, which allows the mosaicist to achieve a painterly effect. The technique is called "opus vermiculatum", or ‘wormy work’. The Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria. I can't help but wonder if this wasn't the inspiration for RCA Victor's "His Master's Voice".

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Mosaic floor depicting a dog and a knocked-over gold vessel, Alexandria, approx. This scene formed the center piece of a large mosaic floor.

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome | Opus vermiculatum is a method of laying mosaic tesserae to emphasise an outline around a subject. This can be of one or more rows and may also provide background contrast, eg as a shadow, sometimes with Opus tessellatum. The outline created is often light and offset by a dark background for greater contrast. The name opus vermiculatum literally means "worm-like work", and has been described as one of the most demanding and elaborate forms of mosaic work.

Central panel of a floor mosaic with a a striped cat attacking a bird on top and two ducks on the bottom - "Opus vermiculatum", Roman artwork of the late Republican era, first quarter of the century BC - Rome's Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Italy

-2e S, Pompéi, Villa du Faune  1er STYLE  Maison la plus décorée de l'époque Samnite. propriétaire militaire bilingue (incrit HAVE "Salut" à l'entrée, en Latin et non en Osque)  Murs OPUS VERMICULATUM: mosaïques de verres ou pierres colorées ou dorées aux dimensions très réduites. Technique -3-2e S utilisée à ANTIOCHE, ALEXANDRIE, PELLA, PERGAME. Thème figuratif central très précieux qui imite la grande peinture grecque (//Délos)

-2e S, Pompéi, Villa du Faune 1er STYLE Maison la plus décorée de l'époque Samnite. propriétaire militaire bilingue (incrit HAVE "Salut" à l'entrée, en Latin et non en Osque) Murs OPUS VERMICULATUM: mosaïques de verres ou pierres colorées ou dorées aux dimensions très réduites. Technique -3-2e S utilisée à ANTIOCHE, ALEXANDRIE, PELLA, PERGAME. Thème figuratif central très précieux qui imite la grande peinture grecque (//Délos)

-2eS, Pompéi, Maison du Faune, Salle 34 Triclinium 1er STYLE  Opus Vermiculatum: EROS ailé avec emblèmes dionysiaques chevauchant un Lion. Emblèmes: Âge d'or (coupe) + Bonheur dionysiaque (vin). Tradition grecque de célébration du Banquet

Although upset by being rejected by his good friend, Michelangelo did nothing about it for several months. He heard that Indaco.

EUROPA ON THE BULL / ROM. MOSAIC / C1 AD. Mythology / Europa. Roman, 1st half of 1st century AD. Mosaic after a painting by Antiphilos (?) – “Europa on the Bull”.  (Zeus in the form of a bull abducts Europa, her father Agenor above). Opus vermiculatum, 85 × 84.5cm. Found: Praeneste.

EUROPA ON THE BULL / ROM. MOSAIC / C1 AD. Mythology / Europa. Roman, 1st half of 1st century AD. Mosaic after a painting by Antiphilos (?) – “Europa on the Bull”. (Zeus in the form of a bull abducts Europa, her father Agenor above). Opus vermiculatum, 85 × 84.5cm. Found: Praeneste.

Opus vermiculatum - definition in the mosaic glossary

Definitions and explanations of terms to do with mosaics and mosaic making

Cow skull... first attempt at traditional pattern of opus tesselatum with some opus vermiculatum and silver leafed the horns

first attempt at traditional pattern of opus tesselatum with some opus vermiculatum and silver leafed the horns

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