Theodor Pallady drawings
exhibition at Brukenthal National Museum
“Withered Harmonies”, an exhibition of more than forty drawings by Theodor Pallady, opened Tuesday at the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu, containing works selected from the museum’s 300-plus drawings collection, Mediafax reports. According to a press release by the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu, the exhibition is hosted through September 5 by the museum’s Engravings Cabinet. “A distinct personality of Romanian art, Pallady was one of the painters in direct contact with the representatives of symbolism, fauvism and cubism creating in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. Pallady, whose work has often been compared with that of lifetime friend and fellow painter Henri Matisse, created an own tonality, always aspiring to perfection,” the release reads, adding that, to Pallady, drawings represented the best way of expressing his art. “The drawings, often accompanied by precise notes and dates, are complementing his daily diary. The dialogue in itself is the defining mark of the artist,” the release states.
The exhibition includes drawings representative for Pallady’s art work: figures in his workshop, portraits, still lives and landscapes. The source says the museum has over 300 drawings as part of its collection of graphic works by Romanian inter-war period master painters, among which 46 by Pallady.
Hand-dyed porcelain featured in Sardinia exhibit
The hand-dyed porcelain works ‘Wagner Arte Frumoase si Povesti’ (Wagner Beaux-Arts and Stories) will be present in the first edition of the ‘Romania Mon Amour’ exhibition, to be organised on July 22-25, 2010 in Sardinia, Italy. The Romanian Collection that will be put on display for the Italian public features a limited edition of hand-dyed porcelain (coffee cups, tea kettles, tea sets etc.), with ornaments that join folkloric elements to pure gold and platinum. Each element of the collection made by the artists of ‘Wagner Arte Frumoase si Povesti’ is unique, decorated with motifs inspired by old Romanian tissues and adapted to the present through the use of strong colours. ‘Romania Mon Amour’ is the first public and private cultural project jointly organised by Romania and Italy. It will be hosted by the Archeological Museum of Olbia, Sardinia, under the high patronage of the Romanian Embassy in Rome and of the Municipality of Olbia, Costa Smeralda. Based upon an initiative of Prof. MA Gabriella Pascaru Bisi of Olbia, the project aims at introducing a new method of cross-border cooperation, in view of promoting the cultural heritage of both countries. The event will also feature presentations of the common cultural heritage of Romania and Italy, photographic and painting exhibitions.
Theodor Pallady drawings