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December 9, 2022

Princess Sofia inaugurates “The Elements of Nature” personal photo exhibition: I wish to carry on my family’s tradition to make known in the world Romania’s traditions and artistic life

A number of 50 landscape photographs shot by Princess Sofia in France, Brittany, in the past two years will be admired, starting with Wednesday night, in the personal photo exhibition “The Elements of Nature”, opened in the foyer of the Media Hall of ‘I.L. Caragiale’ National Theatre in Bucharest.

“I am happy and proud to introduce my work. For me, this exhibition is a celebration. I invite you to pervade my works’ spirit and explore the places that have moved me. In my photos I try to convey what I feel when I am in front of a subject. I am trying to present the way I perceive nature and everything that surrounds me,” has declared Princess Sofia at the inauguration.

She confessed that she wishes to continue the Royal Family’s tradition in promoting Romanian art and values.

“In the last 150 years of history, the members of my family have brought their contribution in the arts not just as patrons but also as artists. I wish to carry on my family’s tradition to devote to our country and to make known in the world Romania’s traditions and artistic life,” said the Princess.

She revealed that her next project is an exhibition about “the diversity and rich history of our rural and cultural heritage.”

“My next project, which I hope will become reality in 2018, will involve more travels through Romania with the camera.” The aim of this project is to capture the diversity and rich history of our rural and cultural heritage. “The photographs will be exhibited in the country as well as abroad,” concluded Princess Sofia.

The National Theater’s director, Ion Caramitru, characterized the exhibition “The Elements of Nature” as “one without a historical or political contour, but simply a representation of the most expressive and beautiful nature realized with the eyes of an artist.”

In his turn, Master Stefan Caltia appreciated that through this exhibition Princess Sofia “takes us by hand and urges us to look at the sky and herbs and to enjoy this wonderful world.”

The collection of 36 Ultramarine art prints, in the form of postcards, bearing Princess Sofia’s signature, printed by the Curtea Veche Publishing House was also inaugurated at the National Theatre. The photos were taken by Princess Sofia all over Brittany and are mainly dedicated to the ocean.

Curtea Veche Publishing House director, Iren Arsene, expressed her satisfaction with the launch of this collection of Princess Sofia’s photographs.

Crown Princess Margaret, Prince Radu and Princess Maria also attended the event.

Organized in partnership with the National Theatre, with the support of Ionescu and Sava Law Firm, the exhibition can be visited until May 10th.

Princess Sofia followed the Fine Arts courses at North Carolina University, Asheville, and graphic design and photography at Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.. For a long time, Princess Sofia has successfully worked and exhibited art works on both sides of the Atlantic. The Princess intends to inaugurate next year an exhibition of art photography with landscapes from Romania during the four seasons.

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