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© Roberto Grieco
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© Roberto Grieco
© Roberto Grieco

Roberto Grieco

Roberto Grieco Mosaic maker
Contact
Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3318631607
© Roberto Grieco

Eternal reflections of light

  • • Roberto spent 25 years in the Vatican Mosaic Studio
  • • He specialises in the traditional Roman craft of micromosaic
  • • The colourful tesserae are smaller than 1mm

After high school, Roberto Grieco studied scenography at the Fine Arts Academy but he did not spend one single day of his life creating scenes for movies or theatres. Born close to the Vatican, he became fascinated by the mosaics of the St. Peter’s Cathedral at an early age and he ended up spending 25 years in the Vatican Mosaic Studio, becoming one of the few master artisans in Europe specialised in the ancient craft of micromosaic. In his Roman atelier, he uses microscopic tiles to create unique pieces - painting-like scenes or accessories such as cufflinks or watches - inspired by the gifts and souvenirs that the 18th century aristocrats used to bring back from Rome to their countries after their Grand Tour.

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Works

  • © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
  • © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
  • © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
  • © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
  • © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
Photo: © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
Croce

White gold pendant featuring micromosaic of smalti on a silver tray.

Width 5.5 cm
Height 5.5 cm

Roberto Grieco Mosaic maker
Photo: © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
Bandiera Italiana

This silver piece is adorned with a micromosaic of a spiralling Italian flag

Diameter 5 cm

Roberto Grieco Mosaic maker
Photo: © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
Medusa

This decorative panel depicts Medusa from Greek Mythology. It was handcrafted with glass tiles and gold leaf on a polycarbonate support.

Width 185 cm
Height 145 cm

Roberto Grieco Mosaic maker
Photo: © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
Spirale Blu

White gold pendant featuring a sprialling micromosaic of smalti.

Width 6 cm
Height 6 cm

Roberto Grieco Mosaic maker
Photo: © Firmato sul retro Grieco Ro
Armorini

Wristwatch in gold featuring a micromosaic of smalti dial.

Diameter 0.38 cm

Roberto Grieco Mosaic maker

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