Exhibition ‘Henrieta Delavrancea – Gibory, Architecture 1930 – 1940’ at MNAR

An exhibition entitled “Henrieta Delavrancea – Gibory, Architecture 1930–1940” will be opened on Thursday in the Kretzulescu Halls of the National Art Museum of Romania (MNAR). Organized by MNAR, the Romanian Architects Union and the Romanian Architects Order, due to be introduced by Architect Milita Sion, the exhibition presents architecture plans and projects, vintage and modern photographs of the buildings projected by Henrieta Delavrancea-Gibory, as well as nine original drawings, Agerpres informs.

From the architect’s rich and complex works, a few buildings she projected in Balcic during 1930–1940 as well as the plans of a few residences in Bucharest were selected.

From the works created for Balcic, the exhibition includes the Eliza Bratianu House, the Ion Pillat House, the Canciov House, the Stelian Popescu House, the Tea Pavilion of the Royal Palace (which was destroyed in the meantime), the Royal Palace Guards’ Pavilion – which presently hosts the Archaeology and History Museum in Balcic, a radical transformation of a nineteenth century residence, in order to adapt it to the Mediterranean influences of the local style.

The Cantuniari House, the Vilcovici House and the house Henrieta Delavrancea – Gibory lived in during the last part of her life are a few buildings from Bucharest included in the exhibition. Henrieta Delavrancea – Gibory’s portrait, painted by Eustatiu Stoenescu and included in the MNAR patrimony, completes the exhibition. The architect was painter Stoenescu’s close friend and projected the Mansion of Dragiceni – Olt for him during 1934–1938, interpreting the pattern of the traditional Walachian residences in a personal manner. The exhibition, accompanied by the catalogue, is a follow-up to the exhibition “Ion Mincu: Architecture Drawings and Projects,’ opened at the Modern Romanian Art Gallery of MNAR.

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