Artist bio

Venezuelan born Artist (1963). Holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Central University of Venezuela. He served for several years as Director of Culture of his hometown and taught at training workshops in fine arts all around Venezuela. He performed specialized studies in Spain (Fresco Painting Techniques, Restoration of Paintings on Canvas, Stained Glass and Grisailles) and frequented the atelier of the great Venezuelan master Abdón Romero. In 2010, Aldo Muzzarelli has participated in individual and group exhibitions in Venezuela, The United States, Spain, and Italy; earning awards and recognition. He currently resides in Mauldin, South Carolina, and divides his time and work between Venezuela, The United States and Spain


The True Shield


Mixed Media

Artist Statement

Currently, the focus of my work is freedom. I want to convey optimism through my paintings and one way of doing it is to promote faith among human beings.
Art not only has the function of revealing hidden political, social or economic issues, but also is a means of entertainment, intimate contact and spiritual growth that helps improving people's quality of life.
The true shield is an artwork composed of three modules. The one in the center, somewhat darker than those on both sides, shows a girl walking among flowers on what could be the rails of a train. The girl looks forward defiantly. If it were only this panel, we would believe it is a modern, self-confident young woman who moves in a gloomy and hostile world. The panels on both sides - much brighter - give a new meaning to the work: in her right hand she wields a sword and several flowers, and on the left, she holds up a small book from which an intense white light emerges. The total meaning of the artwork is then modified by this subtle and powerful element: a bible, whose content, without being a physical weapon, can protect her and defeat all evils among us.
At the bottom a row of rusty nails represents the world, and the golden scales, their riches and temptations.
The winter clothing of the girl (hat, fur jacket, platform boots, rings) complement the total significance of the artwork.

How it fits into contest

According Ephesians 6: 10-20, we must prepare for a battle, but not for a physical but for a spiritual battle. A battle against evil and that could only be achieved by being attentive and putting into practice all the knowledge that we can find in the word of God.

By presenting a girl who seems helpless without a shield, belt, helmet nor metal armor, only armed with a sword, flowers and the most powerful weapon of all: The Bible, I am able to prove that our faith is The true shield.


I really appreciate the collaboration of my beloved daughter, who served as a model once again.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Professional artists with over 25 years experience in the fine arts. We create art works on canvas, iron, wood, clay and mixed media, and we also create interior artistic decorations for homes, restaurants, churches and institutions. In our works we use various techniques such as mural painting in acrylic, oil and fresco, ceramic, bas-reliefs and sculptures. Prices are really affordable considering the high quality of the finished artwork!
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