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    • Roman Mosaics Denyce Alvarez May 24, 2010 Block—A3 PAP Latin 2
    • Influences of Roman Mosaics
      • Influenced by southern Italy in Greece.
      • Greeks took mosaics from the Orient in 8 th BC.
    • Roman Mosaics
      • Colorful, beautiful, very detailed.
      • Found in place of worships—Temples, government offices, and homes.
      • Shows rulers, gods, and daily life in Rome.
    • Excavated Mosaics
      • Even if the whole house has been ruined, the floors will mostly be in tact.
      • Mosaics are most commonly found on Roman house floors.
    • First Mosaic Materials
      • The first mosaics materials were made from colored pebbles.
    • Materials
      • Glass and ceramics were the commonly used materials
        • They can easily be manipulated to the artists needs
      • Materials were recycled when marble’s price grew and when Rome lost power, it became difficult for them to acquire these materials.
    • Exotic Materials
      • Romans also used
        • Pearls
        • Silver
        • Gold
      • Produce spectacular and lavish mosaics.
    • Roman Mosaics--Pieces
      • The small pieces used are called tessellae or tesserae.
      • Pieces will range from different forms and sizes.
    • Ciottoli technique
      • The earliest form of technique used.
      • Around the 4 th BC.
      • Used small colored rocks
        • Of different colors
        • To show shading and depth
    • 1 st century BC
      • Romans started to cut small squares of ceramic to make tiled mosaics.
      • Can be as small as 1mm.
      • Tiles cut by a special hammer and a sharp metal that is positioned into a block of wood
      • Roman mosaics influenced mosaics that we have now