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PEOPLE I MET – Nathalie DUMITRESCO & Alexandre ISTRATI

March 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Art Collections, Art Exhibitions, Diary, Diaspora, Famous People, PEOPLE, Uncategorized

Looking back at the dinner in Brancusi’s old atelier, the memories are like a replay of a magic dream. In the summer evening the narrow lane of Impasse Ronsin, now completely vanished, was deserted. As I rang the bell, I remember I was not a little surprised, that before I was let in, Istrati looked up and down the lane, I presume to check if I may have been shadowed by some unwanted troll… For the uninformed reader one should point out that Paris of the ‘60s to late 1980s was replete with cloak and dagger stories, which would have made Agatha Christies’ stories a child’s play: indeed, one could not be too careful.

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Poetry in Translation, (CCLXXXI) – SPAIN / Cantabria, José Luis HIDALGO (1919, Torres – 1947, Madrid): “Ai coborât“, “Has bajado“

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments · International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Ai coborât
José Luis HIDALGO (1919-1947)

Ai coborât din ceruri, când nimeni nu te auzea.
Ai privit pe cei vii si ai numărat pe cei morţi.
Pace Ţie, Doamne! Timpul tău a trecut.
Acum poţi închide ochii care erau mari deschişi.

Rendered in Romanian by Constantin ROMAN
© 2014 Copyright Constantin ROMAN, London

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Nina Arbore (1889 – 1942): Les femmes roumaines peintre (extrait de “La Blouse Roumaine”)

February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE, quotations, Translations, Uncategorized

Nina Arbore est née à Bucarest. Elle est la fille de Zamfir Arbore. Ce dernier militait en faveur de l’émancipation de la Bessarabie. C’est peut-être sous son influence que sa fille a suivi la tradition paternelle de la liberté d’expression dans son art, tout d’abord comme une artiste d’avant-garde, puis en prenant la défense des intérêts des femmes artistes en Roumanie. Nina Arbore a lancé en 1916 le Salon des femmes roumaines peintres et sculpteurs, qui s’est tenu de 1916 à 1927 sous le parrainage de la famille royale. Tout en prenant part à de nombreuses expositions de peintres modernes roumaines, elle a aussi laissé sa marque en tant qu’artiste, en réalisant de monumentales fresques religieuses. Parmi ces dernières, on retiendra l’intérieur de la paroisse de St. Élie, à Sinaia, dans les Carpates. Elle termina cette commande en 1941. On se souviendra aussi des ‘Saints empereurs Constantin et Hélène, à Constanta, sur la côte de la Mer noire (œuvre de 1934).
Arbore a été l’élève de Matisse, à l’école qu’il fonda en 1907.

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Maria MESTEROU (France) artist painter – her work on the conservation of Orthodox images

May 26th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Art Exhibitions, Diaspora, International Media, PEOPLE, Reviews

Il m’est arrivé d’avoir à faire à une vaste gamme de techniques picturales, allant de la classique peinture sur toile, passant par celles sur plaques de cuivre et sur bois, jusqu’à la détrempe à l’œuf sur tissu non tendu sur châssis, comme ce fut le cas pour un très ancien voile grec couvert de beaucoup de scènes de l’Ancien et du Nouveau Testaments, dominées par deux grandes icônes de la Vierge et de Jésus Christ. Les deux premières images montrent le voile avant la restauration, avec, cependant, les visages de la Vierge et du Christ nettoyés. On voit ensuite son aspect final:

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The Art of Nicolae GROZA

October 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Art Exhibitions, Diaspora, PEOPLE

NICOLAE GROZA a Romanian artist now living in Belgium, near Liege, follows the tradition of Transylvanian icon painters on glass and his themes often borrow symbols, motifs and the graphism from the old icons. However Groza gets his inspiration from non-religious subjects – from folk legends and historical characters.
Nicoale has an extraordinary sense of humour, imagination and a high artistry which sets him apart from his contemporaries. He has held many individual and group exhibitions of these works which are in private collections in England, Belgium, Romania, Germany, France.
Nicolae Groza’s main form of expression are huge murals, mosaics, decorative panels in ceramics.
His oil paintings are to be found in Musems and private collections in Europe.Nicolae Groza’s main form of expression are huge murals, mosaics, decorative panels in ceramics.
His oil paintings are to be found in museums and private collections in Europe.

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Retrospectiva Nicolae Grigorescu, AGEN, Franta (11 Apr. – 14 Aug 2006)

April 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on Retrospectiva Nicolae Grigorescu, AGEN, Franta (11 Apr. – 14 Aug 2006) · Art Exhibitions, OPINION, PEOPLE

Prunele lui Grigorescu Pe marginea unei expozitii retrospective Romanesti in orasul Agen (11 Aprilie – 14 August 2006) Si vous voulez savoir comment Nous nous aimâmes pour des prunes, Je vous le dirai doucement, Si vous voulez savoir comment. L’amour vient toujours en dormant, Chez les bruns comme chez les brunes; En quelques mots voici […]

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