The first painting, which I personally prefer, shown here by Alexandru Ciucurencu is based on a passage from a poem by renowned Romanian author Mihai Eminescu, “Imparat si proletar” (Rulers and Workers) the author of the article doesn’t specifically say what passage of the poem and I am unfamiliar with this work so there is not interpretation or speculation here, although I wonder if there is something else behind it. […]
Artists I Like: Constantin Brancusi Constantin Brancusi’s atelier in Paris, I didn’t go when in Paris but a friend of mine did. Recently I viewed his pix on FB and asked to share them in my artists i like series. So here they are and following them are a few excellent links with his bio, photos and other info about this great romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi. To see more photos […]
Mircea Roman is an award winning sculptor who studied in Cluj, left Romania for London for some years and then came back. Below you’ll find a few good links in english and/or romanian. Regardless of which language, either way good pix so you can see the work. Also shared here is a youtube interview with him and larger images of the works shared on this page in the gallery. Hope […]
Artists I Like: Maria Truța In 2007 there was a retrospective of Maria Truța’s work at the Muzeul de Arta in Cluj-Napoca. She graduated from Cluj’s art academy in 1968. This is a scan of a 40×40 oil painting with a title translated to english is Laughing Crying from the exhibition catalog. There is an article about the exposition in romanian here.
Icons are a vehicle for spiritual contemplation and there are so many beautiful ones out in the world. One particular type of icon is a glass icon. This tradition of painting icons on glass is predominantly Transylvanian. Here is an image from artist Klara Balazs who I found on sibiel.net. Check out the site as it is in several languages; English, Italian, French, Romanian. You can also visit this link […]