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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania celebrates 140 years since the birth of its famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi

This year marks 140 years since the birth of Romania’s great sculptor Constantin Brancusi, several events being organized in his honor in Romania and abroad on Friday, February 19.

Known as “the father of modern sculpture,” Brancusi was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century as well as a painter and a photographer.

He was born on February 19, 1976, in Hobita, a small village in southern Romania. In 1903, he traveled to Munich and then to Paris. He exhibited at the Salon de Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1907 and attracted the attention of Auguste Rodin. For a short time he worked as an assistant to Rodin but soon left to work on his own, saying “nothing grows under the shade of great trees” and soon developed his highly individual style.

In the following years, he made several versions of Sleeping Muse and The Kiss. His works became popular in Romania, France, and the US. Brancusi reached the high point of his career by creating the monumental Ensemble from Targu Jiu, Romania, which constitutes a tribute to the Romanian soldiers who died during the First World War. The Gate of the Kiss, the Table of Silence and the Endless Column are the most important pieces of the Ensemble.

Read more about the famous Romanian sculptor here.

Given Brancusi’s importance for the Romanian culture and history, February 19 was declared a national holiday last year. Thus, several events will be organized in Romania and abroad on this day. However, this is not a legal day off.

Through the “140 years since the birth of great sculptor Constantin Brancusi,” the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) organizes several events abroad this year in Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Chisinau, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Rome, New York, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, and Vienna. The events include movie screenings, debates and conferences, poetry, exhibitions, and video mapping (in Berlin). Find more information about the events here (in Romanian).

Romania's Government building in Bucharest also hosts a photo exhibition showing some of Brancusi's creations on February 18-19.

Several events are also organized in Targu Jiu, the city that hosts Brancusi’s monumental Ensemble. The program opens on Thursday, February 18, with an exhibition at the Targu Jiu Art Galleries.

The next day, on February 19, a folk show will be organized at the Constantin Brancusi museum-house in Hobita village. Moreover, several cultural and academic personalities will gather at the Constantin Brancusi University in the city for conferences, debates, and other events.

Starting 15:30, the Elvira Godeanu Theater will host the Gorj County Council and Targu Jiu Local Council joint meeting dedicated to this celebration. A sculpture exhibition will be opened at the Alexandru Stefulescu Museum at 17:30, while Romanian artists Gheorghe Zamfir and Dumitru Fărcașu, together with Doina Gorjului Artistic Ensemble, will hold a concert at the Anna Events Complex starting 20:00.

The conferences and debates will continue at the Constantin Brancusi University on February 20.

The National Art Museum of Romania in Bucharest also hosts a photo exhibition between February 18 and May 29. The exhibition is called Brancusi. Black and white forms.

Events will also be organized in Timisoara, Oradea, Suceava, Dej, at Balea Lake in Fagaras Mountains, and other cities in Romania.

Romania’s Constantin Brancusi ensemble fails to make it on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Sculpture by Romanian Constantin Brancusi sells in New York for over USD 9 mln

Travel planner: A trip to the home of Romanian master Constantin Brancusi

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania celebrates 140 years since the birth of its famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi

This year marks 140 years since the birth of Romania’s great sculptor Constantin Brancusi, several events being organized in his honor in Romania and abroad on Friday, February 19.

Known as “the father of modern sculpture,” Brancusi was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century as well as a painter and a photographer.

He was born on February 19, 1976, in Hobita, a small village in southern Romania. In 1903, he traveled to Munich and then to Paris. He exhibited at the Salon de Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1907 and attracted the attention of Auguste Rodin. For a short time he worked as an assistant to Rodin but soon left to work on his own, saying “nothing grows under the shade of great trees” and soon developed his highly individual style.

In the following years, he made several versions of Sleeping Muse and The Kiss. His works became popular in Romania, France, and the US. Brancusi reached the high point of his career by creating the monumental Ensemble from Targu Jiu, Romania, which constitutes a tribute to the Romanian soldiers who died during the First World War. The Gate of the Kiss, the Table of Silence and the Endless Column are the most important pieces of the Ensemble.

Read more about the famous Romanian sculptor here.

Given Brancusi’s importance for the Romanian culture and history, February 19 was declared a national holiday last year. Thus, several events will be organized in Romania and abroad on this day. However, this is not a legal day off.

Through the “140 years since the birth of great sculptor Constantin Brancusi,” the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) organizes several events abroad this year in Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Chisinau, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Rome, New York, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, and Vienna. The events include movie screenings, debates and conferences, poetry, exhibitions, and video mapping (in Berlin). Find more information about the events here (in Romanian).

Romania's Government building in Bucharest also hosts a photo exhibition showing some of Brancusi's creations on February 18-19.

Several events are also organized in Targu Jiu, the city that hosts Brancusi’s monumental Ensemble. The program opens on Thursday, February 18, with an exhibition at the Targu Jiu Art Galleries.

The next day, on February 19, a folk show will be organized at the Constantin Brancusi museum-house in Hobita village. Moreover, several cultural and academic personalities will gather at the Constantin Brancusi University in the city for conferences, debates, and other events.

Starting 15:30, the Elvira Godeanu Theater will host the Gorj County Council and Targu Jiu Local Council joint meeting dedicated to this celebration. A sculpture exhibition will be opened at the Alexandru Stefulescu Museum at 17:30, while Romanian artists Gheorghe Zamfir and Dumitru Fărcașu, together with Doina Gorjului Artistic Ensemble, will hold a concert at the Anna Events Complex starting 20:00.

The conferences and debates will continue at the Constantin Brancusi University on February 20.

The National Art Museum of Romania in Bucharest also hosts a photo exhibition between February 18 and May 29. The exhibition is called Brancusi. Black and white forms.

Events will also be organized in Timisoara, Oradea, Suceava, Dej, at Balea Lake in Fagaras Mountains, and other cities in Romania.

Romania’s Constantin Brancusi ensemble fails to make it on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Sculpture by Romanian Constantin Brancusi sells in New York for over USD 9 mln

Travel planner: A trip to the home of Romanian master Constantin Brancusi

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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