TRANSYLVANIAN SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS FROM THE SECOND HALF 
OF THE 19th CENTURY AND THEIR CONCERN FOR TRAJAN’S COLUMN – THE 
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CĂRTURARI SI ARTISTI PLASTICI TRANSILVANI DIN A DOUA JUMĂTATE A SECOLULUI AL XIX-LEA PREOCUPAłI DE EFIGIA ROMANITĂłII NOASTRE: COLUMNA LUI TRAIAN
TRANSYLVANIAN SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS FROM THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19th CENTURY AND THEIR CONCERN FOR TRAJAN’S COLUMN – THE EPITOME OF THE ROMANIANS’ RO

Author(s): Ioan Mircea
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia

Summary/Abstract: This study analyzes from a new perspective the attempts of a known painter from the Banat region, Nicolae Popescu, to disseminate images from Trajan’s column in Transylvania, which was under Austro-Hungarian rule at that time. He used litographies he himself had made, as well as photographs of drawings printed in the 17th century. The original concern of the self-taught artist served as a model for Samuil Vulcan, Timotei Cipariu and for George Vlădăreanu, an artist from Brasov. Although Popescu’s project failed, it marked a period of Romanian cultural and artistic ferment. Romanians from Transylvania were just as active and creative as their free fellow countrymen, and at times even more original culturally than them.

  • Issue Year: 43/2006
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 279-284
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian