Contributions to the knowledge concerning the activity of the sculptor Ioan Iordănescu Cover Image

Contribuții la cunoașterea activității sculptorului Ioan Iordănescu
Contributions to the knowledge concerning the activity of the sculptor Ioan Iordănescu

Author(s): Virgiliu Z. Teodorescu
Subject(s): History
Keywords: Beautiful Arts Syndicate; Ion Iordănescu; Romanian sculpture; twentieth century

Summary/Abstract: The author has embarked upon a study that presents the contribution of plastic artist Ion Iordănescu to the promotion of Roumain sculpture during the first half of the twentieth century. Born on the 18th of July 1881 in Bucharest, deceased on the 26th of December 1950 also in Bucharest, he attended art studies in the Romanian capital and afterwards he specialized in Paris and Naples. Following his return in Romanian he became part of the artistic movement by joining public exhibitions, at the same time having a series of personal exhibitions. Being part of the military campaign in 1916-1917, he had several live experiences that later became inspiration sources for building monuments in the memory of war heroes. He continuously had an active role in organizing artistic life, by running the Beautiful Arts Syndicate for years. He exhibited his preoccupation for the transmission of his vast knowledge to the young learning generations by initianing and leading private artistic teaching, associating with his sculptor colleagues for this purpose. The presence of many of his works in the public forum stands proof of the way his work was received and the way the sculpting artist handled the orders from initiative committees. To support this idea, the author mentions several cultural institutions that own works signed by the hand of loan Iordănescu. Emphasizing the sculptor's role in the art's progress during the time between the two world wars is a contribution to studying sculptor artists in the "second league", about whom, unfortunately, there are practically no monographic works. This state of facts often leads to regrettable confusions and mistaken judgements generated by the lack of these biographical instruments.

  • Issue Year: 1/2000
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 317-355
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Romanian