CRETAN DOOR #18, Chania Old Port, Venetian Style Greek Door, Art Print, Ink and Watercolor, Architectural Poster, Home Décor, Crete Lover

CRETAN DOOR #18, Chania Old Port, Venetian Style Greek Door, Art Print, Ink and Watercolor, Architectural Poster, Home Décor, Crete Lover



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Fine art print, 300g paper, unframed


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CRETAN DOOR #18, ink and watercolor, 2016
Venetian style door in the old town of Chania, Crete (Greece) with original Cretan "mantinada" (poetry)

This artwork was inspired by the amazing beauty of the sunny Greek island of Crete. The drawings are made with ink and watercolor. However, instead of using traditional tools like dip pen or ink marker, I prefer to draw with dry twigs cut by myself.

Translation of Cretan mantinada* used in this drawing:
"The door of the heart, why is it kept locked? In my heart's door, I always leave the keys for those who want to come in!"

The mantinada was written by Manolis Maragoudakis (age 64) from the tiny village of Vederi, Rethymno, exclusively for this work.

*The Cretan mantinades are 15–syllable rhyming couplets in the Cretan dialect of Greek. That's the unique way in which locals in Crete express their emotions of sorrow, joy, hope, desire, love, anger, revenge and nostalgia. According to historians, mantinades first appeared on the island of Crete in the 15th century, during the period of Venetian rule. Similar rhyming couplets are found on other Greek islands; however, the difference in Crete is that this very old tradition is still alive today, especially in the villages.

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Ana Remi Jul 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Thanks a lot for your nice artwork! Great service, fast shipping, high quality, highly recommended!!! 🙏

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Brigita Burkauskaitė Jun 13, 2020

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Just received this adorable print. It's amazing - in reality it is more beautiful than on screen. Truly it has that spirit of Vilnius. Also I want to note that is packaged very well, so You can order an print and be calm that it arrive in perfect condition. Thanks, Dalius!

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Sean Sparkes Oct 13, 2019

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Received the Chania set of Cretan door artwork and it is fantastic. Beautifully drawn and a credit to any room decor- highly recommend.

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Joanie Duray Jul 13, 2017

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The prints are truly works of art! Dalius is a very talented artist, and we were so pleased with the quality of these beautiful prints. The doors are amazing and accurately evoke the architecture and true spirit of Crete. Everything was packaged beautifully and delivered promptly. We will not hesitate to purchase from Dalius again. These prints are simply perfect.

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