Paintings from wood by Manuela Cuccu

Posted By on August 31, 2011

Merewife by Manuela Cuccu


These marquetry/intarzia art pieces are created by Manuela Cuccu from Marche region near Sardegna, Italy.

Manuela Cuccu

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

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17 Responses to “Paintings from wood by Manuela Cuccu”

  1. Anji says:

    These are absolutely beautiful; thanks!

    Read and be read ExposeYourBlog!

  2. umihoney says:

    thanks for sharing. I beautiful

  3. Silvana Cuccu says:

    Hello Manuela, You have some lovley work pieces

  4. adelbert says:

    You are such an artist, the world needs more artist like you, keep on doing great things!

    Zero Dramas

  5. Nelson says:

    Hello my friend ! I wish you a wonderful Sunday. Greetings from Brasil. Follow me back please.

  6. Ms.Tina says:

    It is really awesome painting and art….keep up the good work and all the best friend !

  7. ridoma says:

    Congratulations, nice art work. I am very impressed with such beautiful design. Hopefully i may meet you in our country art exhibition =)

  8. Mieto says:

    hi, beautiful work, congratulations and best regards :-)

  9. Francesca says:

    Gentile Manuela, complimenti per le tue incredibili capacita’ artistiche. Le opere in legno sono bellissime. Volevo chiederti se sono in vendita.



  10. I love the piece “Nihal and Oarf”. Very beautiful! (Helps that I love dragons!) :)

    Keep up the work. You have a marvelous gift.

  11. Marms says:

    For a self-taught artist, you are very skillful and talented. Great work here.


  12. You are very talented, Manuela! Thank you for sharing your work!

  13. emily says:

    wow..those are really beautiful and amazed!

  14. Rudi says:

    Good morning…with a greet and a smile from Belgium…enjoy live my friend

  15. Aditya says:

    wow… i like this design

  16. Rudi says:

    I have placed you by my farorites artist Manuella…
    It’s always a pleasure to see the adrenaline from your beatiful work…congrats my friend

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