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Dominique & Marit Ciancio

Dominique & Marit Ciancio Decorative painter
Contact
Maltese, English, Italian, Norwegian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+356 99541627
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Screens of theatrical beauty

  • • Dominique & Marit transform materials into theatre-like backdrops
  • • Dominique's first piece was a painted cupboard fit for the theatre
  • • The Painted Screen’s workshop opened in 2006

Dominique Ciancio and Marit Lurås are a husband and wife team running a small workshop that creates unique, hand painted folding screens. Dominique is a full-time artist and has a background in art conservation and restoration. He graduated in History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Malta, and completed a four-year diploma course in Fine Arts at the Malta School of Art. He then went on to work within theatre and film before relocating to Norway for a time. He had a variety of teachers to learn from and studying the ‘old masters’ and artifacts from different civilizations have been a great influence. Marit comes from a family background of folk artists in Norway and has also worked in museums there. They share a common passion for the arts, history and story telling. While Dominique is the master painter, they develop their ideas together. The Painted Screen is a combination of their aesthetic visions.

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Works

  • ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
  • ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
  • ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
  • ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
Photo: ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
Landscape with Peacocks

Inspired by the classic French and European screens this three-panelled folding screen incorporates antique wooden carvings and hand painted motifs of birds and peacocks in a landscape. The pale blues and pastel greens suggest a sense of serenity while a soft light emerges from the background.

Height 200 cm
Width 140 cm

Photo: ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
Acanthus Paravent

A three-leaved folding screen in blue and gold tones in the grisaille style. Inspired by both Art Nouveau in its organic floral style and Art Deco in its form, this screen features painted acanthus leaves, birds and artichoke motifs.

Height 200 cm
Width 140 cm

Photo: ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
Paravento Toscano

Three-leaved wooden folding screen featuring a polychrome painted scene reminiscent of a Tuscan landscape. The screen incorporates wooden carvings and reclaimed metal ornaments.

Height 200 cm
Width 140 cm

Photo: ©Marit Lurås Ciancio
Ornamental Paravent

Three-leaved folding screen with wooden carvings and metal ornaments in light blue hues and reds. This screen was inspired by theatre and the backstage changing rooms.

Height 200 cm
Width 140 cm

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