Work of DECEMBER at Fine Arts Museum

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On December 2017, at the Fine Arts Museum, 2, Grigore Antipa Street, the public may see  the work of Tache Papatriandafil (1903 – 1951), „Pont-Neuf”, belonging to the paintings collection.


“In less than 50 years of life, Tache Papatriandafil succeeded in developing as an artist and individualizing himself among the painters who worked in the most effervescent autochthonous, interwar period.

He did not graduate from the School of Belle Arte, but only attended the courses, as well as those of the Free Academies in Bucharest, being the student of Arthur Verona or Petrascu. At the time he is known as one of Tonitza’s most skillful students, who do not forget about the artistic chronicles. His debut was consumed in 1924 at the Official Salon, and the following years captured successes, being awarded one in a row in 1926, 1927 and 1928.

In 1929, when he was awarded a scholarship, Papatriandafil arrives in Paris where he studies painting and drawing. Returning to the country, he will continue to participate in the artistic events of the time, being present both on the salons of the Salon, but also on those of the Young Artist. In addition, in 1931, he took part in the formation of the “Our Group” association, being a member of the wave of young artists, including Phoebus, Margareta Sterian, Paul Miracovici, Aurel Kessler and others.”



International Conference „Objects, Ideas and Travelers. Contacts between the Balkans, the Aegean and Western Anatolia during the Bronze and Early Iron Age. Conference to the Memory of Alexandru Vulpe”

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The International Conference „Objects, Ideas and Travelers. Contacts between the Balkans, the Aegean and Western Anatolia during the Bronze and Early Iron Age. Conference to the Memory of Alexandru Vulpe” will take place in Tulcea on 11-13 November 2017. 

The event, attended by more than 50 outstanding researchers from Romania, Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Poland, Bulgaria, Sueden, Denmark, Croatia and Republic of Moldova, is financially supported by Tulcea County Council in partnership with Tulcea Town Hall.

Organizers: “Gavrilă Simion” Eco-Museum Research Institute  – Tulcea, „Vasile Pârvan” Archaeology Institute – Bucureşti, Pre- and Protohistory Institute of Heidelberg University (Germany) and German Institute of Archaeology. Eurasia – Berlin Department.

The conference is dedicated to an important period in the prehistory of southeastern Europe between the end of IV millennium BC and the beginning of the first millennium AD. and is trying to bring together the newest and most important scientific contributions in the field.

Details regardind programme, participant and papers presented : 2017_11_Tulcea_Program conferinta_Object, Ideas and Travelers


Work of March at the Fine Arts Museum

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During March, at the Fine Arts Museum, Antipa Street No. 2, the public may watch the work of Stavru Tarasov, Landscape in the Delta, belonging to the collection of modern and contemporary paintings.


The Romanian painter Stavru Tarasov was born in 1883 in Letea in the Danube Delta and died in 1961 in Brasov. Between 1903 and 1905 he studied at the Fine Arts School in Iasi, while being a student at the Conservatory of Music in the same city. Between 1906 and 1909 continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Until 1910 he completed his studies in various museums and private workshops. He was the sudent of Herman Richir and then Constant Montaldi, at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Brussels, where he studied between October 1911 and January 1913.

His work is fruitful and appreciated, including works subject to personal or group exhibitions organized in Romania and abroad.

Works of the artist appear in art museums in Constanta, Tulcea, Barlad, Brasov and in numerous private collections from Brussels, Constanta, Iasi, Tecuci, Barlad, Tulcea, Brasov.

ZAMFIR DUMITRESCU – Exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum

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Starting with 26th of February 2016 at the Fine Arts Museum, 2, Grigore Antipa Street, the public may visit the temporary exhibition of paintings created by the contemporary artist Zamfir Dumitrescu.


The complex personality of  Zamfir Dumitrescu is reflected by its various ocupations: artist, politician, profesor, publicist. About him, the great Romanian artist Corneliu Baba, whose student the painter was, said:

“…ZAMFIR DUMITRESCU has proved a rigorous work discipline and that helped him to finalize succesfully all his targeted aims … His intelectual capacity, sensitivity, artistic intuition, creative imagination, all these qualities which help him to shape the artistic personality are completed by an impressive perseverence, a finesse worthing to be followed, and a great lucidity regardind both the aim and the complexity of the path to achieve it.”

Market Day

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Market day

Starting with 17th of October 2015, at the Museum of Ethnography and Folk Art, 2, 9 May Street, the public may visit the temporary exhibition named Market Day.

What do organisers say:

”You will learn more about the market day of yore in Dobrudja.  This periodical event brought together ppeople of various nationalities and background. The exhibition highlights the products to sell, the people. The aspect specific atmosphere created around and due to the event is emphasized through an original display of the items.”

Smiles from…the Golden Age

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Starting with 11th of November 2015, at the Museum of History and archaeology, Independence Monument Park, the public may visit the exhibition named Smiles from —the Golden Age. Actual cultural reinterpretation of the communist epoch


Organisers: Museum of National History and Archaeology Constanța, «Gavrilă Simion» Eco-Museum Research Institute Tulcea and European Association INTERAXE.

Financer: National Cultural Fund Administration


What do organizers say:

”The project addresses the youth, especially these who are taught about communism in school. The formal history lessons cannot provide a comprehensible view of daily life in communism. Moreover, usually, this subject is a predilect one for elders and not for youth. Younger people never lived in those circumstances and know almost nothing about them. Sometimes they learn about it from elders talks, but these are just subjective glimpses of the whole picture.

The project team aimed to create an atmosphere closer to that belonging of the communist epoch through the display of original documents and items.”


WORK OF JUNE at Fine Arts Museum

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During June, at the Fine Arts Museum, Antipa Street No. 2, the public can watch the work of Michaela Eleutheriade, View to the lighthouse, belonging to the collection of modern and contemporary paintings.


Micaela Eleutheriade (17 June 1900 – 18 December 1982) was one of the great Romanian painters and direct descendant, through the mother, from the painter George Tattarescu’s family.

Student in the country, in Bucharest, class Strâmbu, Serafim and Cecilia Storck Cuţescu, and in Paris at the Ranson Academy and Bissiere’s studio, the painter extracted multiple influences from the experience of her studies and synthesized them in her own manner.



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During May, at the Fine Arts Museum Antipa Street No. 2, the public can watch the work of Iosif Iser, Elders  at coffee house, belonging to the collection of modern and contemporary graphics.

He was born in 1881 in Bucharest, but he made his high school studies in Ploieşti, where he moved with his family. He has started to work since he was a pupil and he exhibited his works in the windows of the bookstores in town and so he won a prize at a contest organized by the artistic movement “Tinerimea Română” (Romanian Youth).

Between 1899 and 1904 Iser studied painting in Munich, attending the classes of the Royal Academy of Art. He returned to Romania in 1904 and he opened his first personal exhibition at Ploiesti. He soon moved to Bucharest where he worked for the “Adevărul” newspaper as drawer and caricaturist, but he also co-operated with publications such as “Belgia Orientului” and “Furnica”.
In 1905 he took part in the exhibition of “Tinerimea artistica” and in 1906 he had his first personal exhibition in Bucharest.

He left for Paris to study at Ranson Academy and he collaborated with drawings at the satirical publications “Les Témoins” and “Le Rire”. When he came back to Romania he organized the first modern art exhibition at the Athenaeum and, apart from his works, he exhibited the works of Derain and of the caricaturist Forain. In this period he also cooperated with the magazine of socialist orientation “Facla”. 50 potrait drawings which appeared in the pages of this magazine were reunited in the album “Figuri contimporane” in 1913.

Iser discovers the fascinating world of Dobrogea, the people and places in Dobrogea recur obsessively in his works. The light and the color of the Black Sea coast play an important part for his painting and become striking after the 1920’s.  In this period he settles in Paris for many years but he also exhibits in Bucharest.

In 1926 he takes part in the Secession Exhibition in Berlin and in the 1930’s he is present at numerous exhibitions in Paris, Bucharest, Brussels, Hague and Amsterdam. The most remarkable event was the retrospective exhibition in Bucharest from 1936, when he exhibited 431 works. Iser is one of the founders of the artistic group “Arta”, together with George Petraşcu and Ştefan Popescu, all of them distinguished with the First Prize at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937.
Despite the racial persecutions, Iser continues to exhibit, revealing for this is the exhibition “Light and color” from 1943.  After the war the artist is present at various group event and personal exhibitions in New York (1948), Moscow and St. Petersburg (1956), Vienna (1957), The Biennale from Venice (1954). Iser’s artistic merits are acknowledged through important state distinctions and the fact that he became a member of the Romanian Academy in 1955.

Iosif Iser, one of the most prolific and appreciated Romanian artists, had a remarkable role in the formation of Romanian public’s taste for modern art. His style has evolved from angular compositions, specific to the period of creation until after First World War when cubistic influences can be detected, to harmonic compositions as drawing and color which are under the sign of moderated modernism of expressionistic type, with an obvious lyrical tint which have marked his work after the second prolonged staying in Paris. Representative for this category are his landscapes from Dobrogea or Toledo, his scenes of the interior and his portraits – such as the remarkable drawing in coal: “The Jewish with the Book”.
The color is a deep spiritual side; it is a dramatic process between the artist and the outside world …. 
(Iosif Iser, Flacăra magazine interview)



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 15:00, at the Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Center, 14 November Street, no. 1, the photo exhibition DANUBE, DOBRUDJA, DELTA has been opened.
We quote the organizers:

Geographical location, historical, spiritual and ethnic features make the picturesque Dobrogea the most attractive  and interesting place of Romania. Its various landscape and local legends have always fascinated those who have passed through this land, be it travelers, invaders, locals or artists.

The Exhibition Danube, Dobrogea, Delta brings together a selection of 60 color photographs made at different times of the year, reflecting aspects of the natural heritage of Tulcea County: landscape, flora, fauna, focusing on rare and protected habitats and species. Authors photos are recognized for their professionalism and love for Dobrudja’s nature: Mihai Baciu, Iliuţă Goean, Valeriu Leonov, Daniel Petrescu, Mihai Petrescu.