Painted eggs and clay figurines by Romanian artists exhibited for Easter in Brussels
Two Romanian artists feature in an Easter exhibition in Brussels. The 'Heaven and Earth' exhibition is organized the European Commission and will show work by Condrea Lucia and Nicolae Diaconu. Painted eggs and ceramics will be on display and celebrating rural Europe at Easter provides a theme for the exhibition.
EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos inaugurated the exhibition last night at the European Commission in Brussels. "Bringing a Romanian Easter to the heart of the EU is a reflection of how our contribution to Europe is enriched by diverse values and authentic traditions," he said. The Commissioner praised the artists and the celebration of tradition in their work. "The skills of these artists bear the imprint of the Romanian village, the coming together of tradition and modernity, as part of the European rural universe," added Dacian Ciolos.
Lucia Condrea, from Moldovita, in the Northern county of Suceava, has been featured in international fairs for the last 20 years and awarded for her painted eggs. She inaugurated a museum of painted eggs in Moldovita, in her home village, where she also started a school, where participants all over the world learn how to paint eggs.
Nicolae Diaconu, from Codlea, in the central Romanian county of Brasov, has been modeling figurines of clay representing peasants and giving them distinct features, showcasing emotions and attitudes. His works have been exhibited and awarded all over the world. In Romania, they can be found at the Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization 'Astra' in Sibiu and at the Romanian Peasant's Museum in Bucharest.
The exhibition is running the Berlaymont, Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels, until April 4.
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