Nicolae Grigorescu: record after record

The painting “Little peasant girl resting” (Tărăncuţă odihnindu-se) by Nicolae Grigorescu become the most expensive painting sold on the Romanian art market. The painting was sold for EUR 270,000 on 13th of April at the Artmark auction house in Bucharest.
"Little peasant girl resting"

By its theme with the representation of women in the center, the painting 'Little peasant girl resting' is part of an important dimension of the work Grigorescu, one that provides a valuable esthetic, ethnographic, art history and culture information about  Romania from beginning of twentieth century.
        Women's choice to illustrate the context in which it is placed, the typologies of female characters and the sense that the artist is giving the image are issues that raises interesting issues on the creation of Grigorescu - one rich in possibilities for exploration.
The previous record was also held by a Nicoale Grigorescu painting through the sale of “Pub in Rucar” for EUR 230,000 on March 23 at the Spring Artmark auction. This work was belonging to the Ion Luca Caragiale collection and illustrate a characteristic scene of the Romanian village.

"Pub at Rucar", oil on wood, 26,5x45, signed in red at the left bottom Grigorescu
At the same auction, another work of the artist called “At the edge of the forest” was awarded for EUR 200,000. This is the biggest paint of Nicolae Grigorescu. 

"At the edge of the forest", 91x72 cm by Nicolae Grigorescu

Sales prices for Grigorescu’s pantings increased from September 2010, when the famous “ Ox cart“ (Car cu boi) has amounted to EUR 155,000 and then last year’s December when the “Sheperdess” (Pastorita) was sold with EUR 175,000 at the Artmark auctions.
"Sheperdess", oil on wood, 24.5x45 cm, signed in red at the right bottom Grigorescu

Poppy flower of Van Gogh on marble!

"Poppy flowers" by Van Gogh proved the most expensive paint in the world regarding the size!

The paint was stolen from Museum of Mahmud Khalil at Cairo, on August 2010. This is the second time stolen, the first time was some years back and returned after 2 years.
             Dr. Nour is lover of Van Gogh and lover of this paint, where Van Gogh created it from Poppy flower, one of the most delicate, sensitive and small flowers. Dr. Nour started production of the same paint from September 2010 and expected to finish in August 2011.

Dr. Nour selecting the marble

Dr. Nour preparing the art work on marble

     This production is not an usual one, but is done on marble for the first time in the world! It combines the long experience in marble of Dr. Nour with his creative talent in art… 

Dr. Nour working on production

Wanda’s self portraits – an exhibition which deserved to be seen!

If the self portrait is like a journal, then we can be witnesses of  a spectacular introspection of Wanda Sachelarie-Vladimirescu….

Dialog Gallery (the Second District Hall) organizes exhibition “Wanda’s self portraits” between 24th of March and 25th of April 2011. This is the period which marked 3 years since the great artist, Wanda Sachelarie-Vladimirescu, passed away.

The opening took place on 24th of March.

Monavissa Auction House helped in editing the magazine “Wanda”, a continuation of those published in 1999 by Contrapunct Gallery.

Between time - flowers and flowers women in Bucharest

Painting, photo and photo reportage at The National Museum of Peasant
                 by Mirela Traistaru, Lucian Muntean and Justinian Scărlătescu

The exhibition was opened on 24th of March 2011 and took place at Foaier Hall of the National Museum of Peasant (the entrance through Monetariei Street).
Curator: Pavel Şuşară

Guest: Acad. Constantin Bălăceanu Stolnici

Exhibition was opened until 12th of April, from Tuesday until Sunday, between 10.00 – 18.00