The marble creative Palmalisa Zantedeschi presents “Tiepolo”, a screen panel concept revisited in a contemporary key with the use of stone and silk, two noble materials that, for the first time, dialogue together in a partition wall.
The colours of the stone in “Tiepolo” are the testimony of a very long process of the Earth, and within the Earth, where unlikely combinations alternate in infinite processes. The stone in “Tiepolo” is stripped by Palmalisa of its classicism through delicate workmanship reminiscent of painting, hence the name of this new collectible object.
For the artist, the function of the screen panel ranges from separating spaces to being a decorative element that can be placed or hung. The screen panel as a domestic object has its origins in ancient China where it was used to separate spaces. Neighbouring Japan was influenced by the great Chinese Empire and absorbed its customs and techniques. Only in the late Middle Ages it arrived in Europe, which was fascinated by it, and interpreted the screen as an element of division and intimacy in the vast rooms of the palaces.
Today, with Palmalisa, the screen retains its function as an everyday object but takes on an artistic and poetic value, leading to the interpretation of stone as a product of the Earth, and therefore alive. For Palmalisa, therefore, the material is alive, it is emotion, it is empathy, it has a soul.
Alive, as well as in beauty (in the relationship between colour and size); stone, through its colours and workmanship, can lead to perceive Enchantment (Incanto).
Photo Credit: Carolina Zorzi