Opus Musivum I
POSTED IN Architectural Mosaic, Glass Expertise, Mosaic
Opus, a creative piece of work in any field of the arts. In architecture, (from studies on the Romans) it refers to a technique, method or style of connecting building elements. Here in the sense of “artwork” the terms are used as a way of describing the andamento, or flow of tesserae, or other features of mosaics, classifying the different styles of placement and juxtaposition.
Opus Musivum is rather like ripples on a pond, with repeated rows of tesserae which spread out as a visual rhythm to fill a background to the edges of the mosaic area.
Courtesy of Dagmar Friedrich, mosaic collaborator.