“Biedermeier Age in the Romanian Principalities 1815-1859”

Exhibition at the Art Museum.
“Biedermeier Age in the Romanian Principalities 1815-1859” exhibition including more than 200 cultural heritage items opens on Friday at 6.30, at the National Art Museum of Romania in the capital city, according to a Mediafax release. The exhibition includes a range of 235 items of cultural heritage, paintings, graphics (drawings, watercolour, engravings), portrait miniatures, jewelry, textiles, silverware and furniture belonging to the National Art Museum of Romania, some of which are displayed for the first time.
The Biedermeier style is an international bourgeois style, rooting primarily from Germany, Austria, northern Italy and the Scandinavian countries between 1815 and 1848. The exhibition shows the impact of this European trend on Romanian art, during a period while Romania underwent a spectacular modernizing process. Bierdermeier art was simple, comfortable, devoid of passion, blending objectivity with idyllic. Contemporary historians are trying to shed a new light upon it today, praising its interest for intimacy and family scenery, for its ability to be contemporary with neo-classicism and romanticism. The exhibition aims to depict not only a style but a Romanian historic age, by virtue of works belonging to artists such as Ion Balomir, Barbu Iscovescu, Constantin Lecca, Theodor Aman, Petre Mateescu, Ioan Negulici, Mi?u Popp, C. D. Rosenthal, Gheorghe Tattarescu, Carol Pop de Szathmári, Franz Maschek, Josef Kriehuber, Michel Bouquet, Barabás Miklós, Charles Doussault, Josef-August Schoefft, Auguste Raffet, Anton Chladek, Niccolò Livaditti, Mauriciu Löffler, Henric Trenk, Georg Venrich Walbaum, Carol Wallenstein etc.
Visitors can enjoy the exhibition from December 7 to April 2014, Wednesday to Friday between 10 AM and 6 PM. The entrance fee is 10 RON and the first Wednesday of each month one can visit it for free.

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