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The Monumental Ensemble from Târgu Jiu. History and Symbolic Interpretations
The Monumental Ensemble from Târgu Jiu. History and Symbolic Interpretations

Author(s): Laura Sinziana Cuciuc Romanescu
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Editura Muzicală
Keywords: Constantin Brâncusi; heroism; sculpture; monumental art; Romanian art; Romanian sculpture

Summary/Abstract: The universal innovator of sculpture, one of the greatest artists of the twentiethcentury, who demonstrated that modern art while maintaining the fundamentalcharacteristics, namely rationality, harmony, balance, measure, finds sources long before theperiod in which Mediterranean civilization was defined by Celery classical statuary, isConstantin Brâncuşi1.The monumental complex of Târgu-Jiu, one of Brâncuşi masterpieces, can beregarded as a manifestation of ancient Romanian traditions related to the cult of the deadand a dedication to heroism. The assembly begins on the shores of Jiu river, symbol of thejourney of no return, as water never flows only in one direction. Roundtable stonereminiscent of the meals for the dead unsoumoned or those who come to the great days. Theseats, located far away from the table, are like silent shadows made for those that are not.

  • Issue Year: II/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 22-27
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English