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May 26, 2022

Celebrated interwar artists in event display

An event-exhibition, essential for those who wish to get acquainted with Romanian visual art history, curated by Ruxandra Garofeanu, will be running at the ArtSociety Cultural Centre until the end of the month. The exhibition is dedicated to one of the most important artistic groups in interwar Romania, “The Group of 4”, made up of three painters – Nicolae Tonitza, Francisc Sirato and the, now, less famous Stefan Dimi­trescu – and a sculptor, the now largely forgotten Oscar Han. The first exhibition of “The Group of 4” took place in 1926 and, in the eight years of its existence, the artists managed to organize seven exhibitions, all in Bucharest. The last was held in 1934, immediately after the death of painter Stefan Dimitrescu (in 1933), who was featured, posthumously, by a “Self-portrait”.

Nicolae Tonitza, whose work is celebrated to this day, was one of the initiators of the Group of 4. In 1925, Tonitza’s home hosted the first meeting of the four artists who founded the group, starting from their wish to present their works to the public in the most advantageous formula in terms of the number of works exhibited. “The Group of 4 was founded on the grounds of friendship and spiritual affinity and it won on their side the most prestigious critics and art historians, as well as other cultural figures of the age,” curator Ruxandra Garofeanu recounts.

Venue: ArtSociety Cultural Centre;

Address: 18, Logofat Luca Stroici Street; Running until November 28

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