ARTS & LEISURE

“After Bath” by Luchian goes on auction

Stefan Luchian’s 1907 painting “After Bath”, estimated at EUR 100,000-200,000, will be auctioned off at the Art Nouveau, Romanticism and Biedermeier auction at the Artmark House, Athenee Palace Hilton, according to a communiqué. The painting is part of the highly acclaimed Alexandru Bogdan-Pipesti interwar collection.The Art Nouveau, Romanticism and Biedermeier auction consists of paintings and sculptures by Nicolae Vermont, Kimon Loghi, Constantin Artachino, Ipolit Strambu and Stefan Popescu. Most of the works depict gracious  women in portraits, subject paintings and nudes, the boudoir themes and dreamy moods being common to the two artistic movements.The second part of the auction brings to collectors’ attention 23 decorative art works characteristic of the Belle Epoque, a time of sweeping artistic changes. The bulk of the items to be auctioned consists of silverware, crystal and vegetal decoration and figurine glass dishware. The most important item on the auction block is a silver fruit bowl decorated with national farm work symbols madeby Paul Telge in 1906 (moulded, pressed, polished , partial gold silver, weighing 1,075 grams and estimated at EUR 10,000).

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