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The contemporary artist Rita Rossella Ciani has a long history of painting thanks to the training and knowledge of different techniques.

She began her professional experience as a painter of sacred windows in collaboration with an artistic glass factory of Siena, an experience that led to her works being present in churches and palaces in Italy and abroad. Her career is full of commissions and of sacred and secular works, such as the Golden Lance Tournament of Saracino in Arezzo, the new Banner for the Brotherhood of the Laymen of Arezzo and the Siena Palio of 2006.

Paintings like the Good Government (which is a tribute to Lorenzetti), Siena, Padua, and Canterbury, to name a few, open the path to her own and unique style of painting, which is made up of visual games, leading the observer to be the real protagonist of the art work. New, is the three-dimensional conception of these paintings, that are executed with a strong emotional feeling, her sole and constant source of inspiration.

“There is no art where there is no style...”
Roberto Girardi


Between sacred and profane

Tra sacro e profano

Siena, Medieval town

Siena Città Medievale







The Tower



San Francesco









Goog Government

“Passion is passion, and it cannot be denied or hidden”
Gilberto Madioni
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About me...

The contemporary Sienese artist, Rita Rossella Ciani has a deep experience of painting, thanks to her training and knowledge of different techniques..

There is no art where there is no style...
Rita Rossella Ciani emotion and technical skill.

It is not easy to combine two so relevant aspects in the life of an artist. Many consider Style not essential ignoring the emotional side of art and its sensory involvement. They tend to imagine their work mostly for its quality considering themselves “masters”, although they do not have absolutely the features.
An artistic work project should not have to lay only in the emotional part, although it is the most important, but ones has to know how to represent it. Like in poetry, the content has to be clear, maybe not simple, but understandable by anyone who wants to read into the meaning or the lyric. This is how Rita Rossella Ciani’s works become artistic poetry, emotional representations which are expressing their meaning through her artistry skills. Looking and reading into her paintings is like taking a journey through Art; thanks to an artist who is able to convey her personal view of life using a new technic of prospective and celebrating as a whole even just one small detail.
Her great intuition of giving the sight illusion of the lateral perspective, which even if in a different way, leads back to the works of Lucio Fontana, increases its charm adding a playful character, that makes the creation intensely deep as well as of a great artistic interest. Rita Rossella Ciani is an artist who is not looking for fame for its own sake, but she cares through an almost didactic disclosure of her works, using them as an educational tool for both artistic and technical aspects. Moreover every work is also a small masterpiece of architecture that is also linked to the Tuscan art tradition. That is the result that her works has to be read and interpret with eyes and mind, because it is not always true that artists have to express the content of an era, but often they also have to give their own content to it.

Roberto Girardi
Journalist and art critic

"Writing again about Rita Rossella Ciani is always a great pleasure. We have known each other from a short time, but it is like I know her from a whole life, therefore, my words are written with passion and out from art critics.
I am writing for what I see and what I feel, and I have to admit that having met again Rita Rossella Ciani at Festivalart2017 in Spoleto it has been a brand new light.
I know her training , her last works, followed until last winter, and now I know her last “frontiers” too. That’s what I mean: “new frontiers” where her Optical Art mixes up with metaphysic landscaping.
Looking at her paintings you do not only have to move, to swing, searching for improbable or probable vanishing points, as well as to remain still as hypnotized admiring the Romanesque architecture of the Churches or the renaissance Loggias. They invite you to look behind them, leading to a landscape made of small buildings so far in time, where the lapis-lazuli blue takes you back into Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s work of art. That’s why it is a metaphysic landscape where silence is not still and everything is moving and searching invisible characters inside the painting. Suddenly the silence is becoming a “voice” and you feel you are misled by your senses".

Paolo Fiorenzani

In occasione dello Spoleto Art Festival 2017, Poste Italiane ha emesso una Cartolina Postale raffigurante l'opera esposta all'interno della mostra: Mongolfiere

"Passion is passion, and it cannot be denied or hidden"

[...] Rita Rossella Ciani Knows this well. With soft hand gestures, as if she were painting in the air, the story of her artistic journey. Shy, humble, and far away from the media clamor, Ciani can definitely be classified as a real artist. She is proud to present a curriculum vitae of artistic inventions and exhibitions, not only of national importance, but also abroad. "She was discovered", as they say, thanks to that marvelous banner of the Palio in Siena, which she painted in 2006, when her beloved city couldn't do less than call on her to paint it, because Rita was a part in spirit, of all the horse races that existed in the province of Siena and elsewhere, as well as in Arezzo when she painted the two banners for the tournament of Saracino. [...]

[...] "It is a journey through the centuries as she started her professional career alongside the master Fiorenzo Joni, and with this same spirit of the great Sienese masters of the past, her journey, still in its prime, is evolving to a total affirmation in contemporary art, an art that doesn't seek to confound or shock, but only a statement of the artist who uses her own sensibility and poetry to communicate emotions to the viewer [...]"

Gilberto Madioni, September 2011