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Italian mosaic artist Enzo Aiello on his latest creation for St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Italian mosaic artist Enzo Aiello on his latest creation for St. Peter’s Catholic Church

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

For the Italian Catholic community of Los Angeles, St. Peter’s Church on Broadway has been representing a sanctuary of peace and fraternity for over a hundred years.
Thanks to the generous gift of a parish family and to the mastery of Roman artist Enzo Aiello, the community of St. Peter’s could celebrate the installation and blessing [...]

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 [...]

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

Mater Ecclesiae, the installation of the mosaic in Sewickley,PA

Mater Ecclesiae, the installation of the mosaic in Sewickley,PA

https://picasaweb.google.com/stsjohnandpaul.sewickley/Mater_Ecclesiae?authkey=Gv1sRgCIau3bj8i-HSHQ&feat=embedwebsite

In the name of the Rose

In the name of the Rose

An Italian artist blooms far from home

The world is truly interconnected, and chance events play out in remarkable ways. That’s my conclusion upon hearing how the “Getsemani” project came to be. Comprised of three mosaic panels by Italian artist Enzo Aiello, the completed work now hangs in the Palos Verdes home of Leo and Merrietta [...]

Enzo Aiello – Accessible, Everlasting Art

Enzo Aiello – Accessible, Everlasting Art

By TerriAnn Ferren
Personally meeting an artist is always a special event. But meeting one of the most talented mosaic artists in the world today is even more special. A week ago I was invited to the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Merrietta Fong where I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Enzo Aiello. The Fongs [...]

The “Getsemani” project

The “Getsemani” project

“Thank you for the beauty that you add to our world.” A chance encounter in Rome, a visit to Los Angeles, and a beautiful day spent with new friends.  The Fong family was introduced to Enzo Aiello, and soon they embraced his vision for the Getsemani project.
“Understanding the artist’s inspiration and appreciating the excellence, the beauty [...]

ROMAN MOSAICS : A PAINTING FOR ETERNITY

ROMAN MOSAICS : A PAINTING FOR ETERNITY

A speech for
Institutes of Catholic Culture Studies & The University of St Thomas
Houston Texas USA

In 1990 I had the opportunity to apprentice at the Vatican’s mosaic studio where I learned roman, byzantine and the ‘micromosaic’ in smalti filati technque.Mosaics, which according to Vasari, should imitate painting, have been utilized since 1600 by the Vatican studio [...]

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