Posted By admin on August 31, 2011
These marquetry/intarzia art pieces are created by Manuela Cuccu from Marche region near Sardegna, Italy.
Manuela Cuccu does not have an art education, she is a self-taught woodworker.
Both Manuela’s parents are artists, mother is a painter and father is a well-known restorer of antique furniture in Italy.
Watching father’s work she learned the technique of inlay and used it to create beautiful fantasy pictures.
Fantasy artist Paolo Barbieri has greatly influenced Manuela’s art.
In her pictures Manuela uses both natural and chemically stained wood.
Her picture “Lilium” is so far the largest and measurement are 115x80cm.
About picture “Light and shadows” she said:
“Inspired by the eternal struggle between good and evil, the representation of how the good wins over evil is like a flower against a sword or like sometimes a wave of light can destroy something strong from the shadows.”
And about “Leave Out All the Rest”:
“I sometimes feel that the world is upside down for me, I’m different …”
Manuela Cuccu’s motto is “Lilium Inter spinae” (The lily among thorns).
In about five years that she has been engaged in this art-form ( and become quite proficient in this ) she has created approximately 30 paintings and had two successful exhibitions.
More art by Manuela Cuccu can be seen in www.facebook.com/pages/quadri-intarsi-in-legno