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Opus sectile

This is a technique where, instead of being made up of lots of individual tesserae, shapes in a picture are made from larger, specially cut, pieces (perhaps of tile or stone). Also refers to a style of painted fused glasswork developed in Victorian times.

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See also: opus musivum -- opus paladanium -- opus regulatum -- opus sectile -- opus tessellatum -- opus vermiculatum --

additive -- adhesive -- admixture -- aggregate -- andamento -- armature -- background -- backing -- bozzetto -- byzantine -- cartoon -- cement -- ceramic -- ceramic tiles -- concrete -- cosmati -- crazing -- curing -- direct method -- efflorescence -- emblema -- encaustic tiles -- epoxy -- florentine mosaic -- geometric pavement -- glaze -- gothic revival -- graffito -- greek key -- grid technique -- grout -- grout file -- grout sealer -- guilloche -- herringbone -- hypocaust -- indirect method -- inlay -- intarsia -- interstice -- joint -- memento mori -- meta mosaic -- micromosaic -- monogram -- mortar -- opus -- opus musivum -- opus paladanium -- opus regulatum -- opus sectile -- opus tessellatum -- opus vermiculatum -- pelta -- peppering -- picassiette -- pietre dure -- pique assiette -- pseudo mosaic tiles -- PVA glue -- reverse method -- sgraffito -- silicone sealant -- smalti -- squeegee -- substrate -- terracotta -- terrazzo -- tessellate -- tessera -- tesserae -- tile cutter -- tile nippers -- trompe l'oeil -- vitreous glass tiles -- zillij --

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