Archive for August, 2015

Certificate of recognition from the State of California

Certificate of recognition from the State of California

The Senator Kevin De Leon of  the State of California has sent me a certificate of recognition  for my artistic contribution to the community. The Senator says : “On behalf of the California State Senate, i am honored to congratulate you on both your achievement and your artistic contribution to the community.Your efforts are recognized.Best wishes and continued [...]

Greek-Hellenistic mosaic

Greek-Hellenistic mosaic

By the 5th century B.C. Pebble technique had fully developed but it was only in the following century that this art form reached its peak ,as it can be seen in the floors uncovered in Pella ,the ancient capital of Macedonia, where small, closely set pebbles in a variety of hues vied with painting .which [...]

Mosaic at  St. Peter’s Italian Catholic  Church in Los Angeles , California

Mosaic at St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church in Los Angeles , California

http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2015-8-21/enzo-aiello

My original idea was   this mosaic should reflect the sunlight, so even if I was not sure yet of what to design, I was pretty  sure that it had to reflect the sun light , in my artistic carrier this means only one thing, byzantine technique, but still, what kind of byzantine? I have also [...]

The mosaics‟ substrate in the ancient treatises

The mosaics‟ substrate in the ancient treatises

In the 1st century B.C., Vitruvius in his De Architectura [Vit62], and in the 1st century A.D., Pliny in his Naturalis Historia [Pli71], described in detail the methods of construction of pavements. Vitruvius distinguishes between pavements to be built on ground level and on upper floors. According to the Latin author, when building on ground [...]


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