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A Romanian sculptor exhibits in one of the most important European gothic monasteries

Mircea Roman, Sacrificiu, July-October 2018, Mosteiro da Batalha, Portugal


The Batalha Monastery (full name: Convento de Santa Maria da Vitória, Mosteiro da Batalha), the most beautiful Gothic sacral building in Portugal and a symbol of the independence of the republic, will hos for four months, an exhibition signed by one of the most appreciated Romanian sculptors at national and international level.

Thus, on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in the presence of the authorities of the city of Batalha, the exhibition Sacrificiu (Sacrifice – e.n.), signed by sculptor Mircea Roman, was opened in the monastery’s cloister, an event organized under the Cultural Project Contemporanii in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute from Lisbon. The moment was marked by a musical program held by the Orfeão de Loureiro choir accompanied by the string orchestra. The exhibition brings together, under the title Sacrificiu, 11 monumental works made of wood, representing resultants of a relevant period of meditation and artistic effort of the author. (photos by José Luís Jorge)

In this space belonging to the UNESCO heritage, one of the most visited monuments in Portugal of this period, Mircea Roman’s works can be admired for more than 3 months in the porticos of one of the interior spaces, as well as in the unique huge unfinished chapel. The building, under the guidance of the visionary manager Joaquim Ruivo, benefits from a rich cultural program under which all the arts are well represented, gathering an average of 1,000 visitors per day, coming from all continents!

Mircea Roman’s works are eminently timeless and free of the heresy of post-modernism and of the shocking tactics of too many contemporary artists who let themselves be too easily influenced by the trendy artistic movements. LINK Watch carefully Mircea Roman’s sculptures, and you will discover his love for carving and painting wood in the millenary traditional manner of the Romanian art. (Richard Demarco, UK)

Before coming back home, sculptor Mircea Roman and the organizers participated in an informal meeting at the Romanian Embassy in the Portuguese Republic, being invited by Her Excellency Ambassador Ioana Bivolaru.

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