About Mosaics

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 [...]

Mosaic Conservation and Restoration

Mosaic Conservation and Restoration

RESTORATION

Mosaics constitute a shared cultural inheritance from the Roman and Byzantine world throughout the Mediterranean region. Due to the vast number of mosaics presently at risk, there is an urgency to determine common problems, to promote efforts to better conserve these important historic documents and artistic creations of the past.

Restoration and Conservation of mosaic of ITALIAN HALL – Italian American Museun of Los Angeles

Restoration and Conservation of mosaic of ITALIAN HALL – Italian American Museun of Los Angeles

Please watch the video of restoration
https://vimeo.com/110440217

THE TECHNIQUE OF FILAMENT MOSAIC

THE TECHNIQUE OF FILAMENT MOSAIC

The technique of filament  mosaic makes use of vitreous enamels and exploits their characteristic of liquefying at high temperatures.The enamels can therefore be mixed and molded to cretate rods of different colors and forms.This technique makes mosaic resemble painting as the enamels are mixed as if they were oil or tempera colors until the desired [...]

THE CUT TECHNIQUE

THE CUT TECHNIQUE

The oldest mosaic technique is the cut technique.It precisely consists of cutting the mosaic material (natural stones or enamels)with the help of a special mosaic hammer (martellina) and of a  harotic fixed to a wooden log (hardie)tagliolo in italian. Since antiquity,the hardie and the mosaic hammer have always been the basic tools used in mosaic [...]

MICROMOSAIC IN SMALTI FILATI TECHNIQUE

MICROMOSAIC IN SMALTI FILATI TECHNIQUE

Micromosaic in Smalti Filati is a prestigious, antique technique that developed in Rome between the XVI and XVII centuries.

Teaching Mosaic

Teaching Mosaic

After twenty years work, passing on to the cultural heritage that Enzo learned in the Vatican and in Ravenna ,restoring the antique mosaics and creating new ones,he decided to teach the antique techniques that his Masters have taught to me.Pupils can learn the traditional mosaic techniques, according to their level, each lesson fits their need.It is possibile [...]

COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ARTISTS

COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ARTISTS

“Oculus” : Mosaic art project in the underground of New York subway , Chamber Street

Art from the hand of God

Art from the hand of God

Italian mosaic artist Enzo Aiello arrived to personally adhere his mosaic “Mater Ecclesiae” (“Mother of the Church”) creation to the structure of the new church SS. John and Paul in Franklin Park/Marshall Township

Religious Mosaic

Religious Mosaic

Wth the advent of Christianity Mosaic’s potential expressive is fully exploited.Mosaic art becomes the preferred artistic medium in the decorations of Christian Basilicas.

Residential

Residential

Aiellomosaics specializes in Architectural Mosaic Design. Our mosaics have been widely specified for commercial and residential, swimming pools, artistic murals, hotels, airports, and interior and exterior applications throughout the world.

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