This Saturday and Sunday, the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace turns into a place that connects the work and activity of Constantin Brâncuși and contemporaries who love the artist’s creation. The anniversary exhibition and tributes will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
An anniversary exhibition that brings together symbolic works signed by Constantin Brâncuși, personal objects of the great master, along with „AiBrâncusi” new media experiences and coffee with art are the elements that will define the Constantin Brâncusi National Day at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace on the weekend of February 18-19.
Constantin Brancusi was a highly influential Romanian sculptor who lived from 1876 to 1957. He is widely regarded as one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, and his work profoundly impacted the development of modern sculpture. Brancusi’s sculptures were characterized by their simple, clean lines and focus on the subject’s essence rather than a realistic representation. He was a crucial figure in the development of abstract art, and his works were highly sought after by collectors and museums. Brancusi’s best-known works include „The Kiss,” „Bird in Space,” and „Endless Column,” which demonstrate his mastery of form and his ability to convey emotion through simple shapes.
This weekend’s event allows the discovery of the symbolic figure of Constantin Brâncusi, the greatest Romanian artist of all time, part of his artistic heritage, and fragments of his personal life. At the center of the exhibition at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace is the portrait „Eva” made by Constantin Brâncuși during his second trip to Romania, in 1937, for the construction of the monumental ensemble at Târgu Jiu. The drawing is unique, representing a repetition of the theme of his wood sculpture „Eve” from 1916. The piece is also completed by the portrait of Constantin Brâncusi, made in Paris in 1932. Along with the valuable portraits, the creation „Le Crocodile” is part of a series of studio experiments made in the lead by the famous sculptor.
At the same time, two love letters between the father of modern sculpture, Constantin Brâncuși and one of the famous sculptor’s lovers, Florence Meyer, an American modern dancer known for her passion for photography, are also on display. The correspondence was written over two decades, as long as the impressive love story lasted, despite the age difference between the two. Another impressive piece that will complete the exhibition is the metal knitting needle, with a champagne cork with a steel sheet printed „Torino Ballor,” made by Constantin Brâncusi for the painter Natalia Dumitrescu.
Brâncusi promoted the idea that art can be universal and serve as a common language for people from different cultures and nationalities. Following this example, we aim to promote the symbolic figure of Constantin Brâncusi, who significantly marked modern art and culture in general, being an example for contemporaries. We did not create, here at Palatul Cesianu-Racoviță, just an event to mark the 147th anniversary of the birth of the most important and innovative artist of the 20th century, but a real experience to discover and live art. We will live a weekend in Brancusi under the sign of infinite love for the one who dared to revolutionize universal art.Alina Panico, Director of PR and Communication at Artmark
Constantin Brâncusi National Day at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace will be completed by a new media experience, „AiBrâncusi”. The @a10byartmark Instagram application allows access to a filter made through augmented reality to Constantin Brâncusi’s portrait and a virtual quiz. Thus, visitors who step on the threshold of the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace will have a symbolic memory of Constantin Brâncuși National Day in digital format.
The entire experience at Palatul Cesianu-Racoviță will be completed by an original Artmark coffee, accompanied by the illustrations of the artist Andrei Costache and the traditional quotes of Constantin Brâncuși. Coffee with art will accompany the visitor to the exhibition at Palatul Cesianu-Racoviță and bring that touch of inspiration specific to Brâncusi’s creativity.