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Work of the month – February, 2023

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In February 2023, at the Fine Arts Museum, Grigore Antipa str., no. 2, the public can admire “Composition with self-portrait” (mixed technique), a work made in 1968 by Max Hermann Maxy (1895 – 1971).

The work is part of the painting collection of the Tulcea Fine Arts Museum and it is permanently exhibited.

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Starting with September 2022, at the “Danube Delta” Ecotourism Museum Center at 14 Noiembrie str., no. 1 bis, the public will be able to view the temporary exhibition entitled “Steps through evolution”.

Organizers: “Gavrilă Simion” Eco-Museum Research Institute  Tulcea in collaboration with “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History  Bucharest.

 

What the organizers say:

” The exhibition presents a set of exhibits, both naturalized animals and bone remains (skulls and skeletons), which highlight different adaptations of species to their living environment.

Vertebrate evolution is a story of transitions and adaptive changes: transition from water to land (from fish to tetrapods), from land to air (from reptiles to birds) and, in some cases, a return to the aquatic environment (e.g. whales, dugongs) or terrestrial (eg cassowaries, penguins).

When species from different groups enter similar habitats, these species must meet similar biological requirements. Thus, convergence in habitats partly explains the elongated body and the presence of fins, both of the shark and of the dolphin, because similar functions are served by similar parts under similar conditions. However, these animals come from very distant branches and remain fish and mammal, respectively.

All evolutionary adaptations in the animal world increase the chances of species survival.”

WORK OF APRIL 2022 at Avramide House

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Avramide House, 32 Progresului Street, invites the public to appreciate the work “Bird” (glazed ceramic tile), belonging to the collection of European decorative art, work whose creator is Eugen Ispir (b. – d. 1974, Bucharest) and which is exhibited as part of the temporary exhibition dedicated to the author.

WORK of MARCH 2022 at Avramide House

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Casa Avramide from 32 Progresului Street, invites the public to appreciate the work “Composition 2” (glazed ceramic tile), belonging to the collection of European decorative art, work whose creator is Eugen Ispir (b. – d. 1974, Bucharest) and which is exhibited as part of the temporary exhibition dedicated to the author.

WORK of MARCH 2022 at the Fine Arts Museum

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The Fine Arts Museum from Grigore Antipa Street, no. 2, invites the public to appreciate the work “Eva” (bronze), author Frederic Storck (1872 – 1942), a work that is part of the museum’s sculpture collection.

“Carol’s younger brother and son of Karl Storck, Frederic Storck, a member of an elite artistic family between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, make a special mark in modern Romanian art. both through its creation and through the involvement in the socio-cultural life of the interwar period. Formed in Bucharest and Munich, Frederick Storck founded the famous group “Artistic Youth”, which would include the most important modern Romanian artists, and together with his wife, Cecilia Cuţescu-Storck, formed a family of intellectuals and artists. or set the tone for innovations in the cultural landscape of the time.
Academic style and realist-naturalism also rooted Frederic Storck in the early period of creation, so that in adulthood he would move away from these formulas, going on a more accentuated stylization of forms.
Like his brother, Carol, he worked on allegorical statues, such as Adevărul, Industria, Agricultura, in Carrara marble, but also portraits of cultural and political personalities: Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Alexandru Macedonski, Mihai Eminescu, Anastasie Simu, Carol I or Regina Elisabeta . The sculptor’s favorite material was marble, probably for the nobility with which he managed to represent his models and for its durability. Carol and Frederic Storck’s art is a starting point and a landmark for the further development of Romanian sculpture, which will then embrace many directions and styles. “
Luiza Barcan (2014)

Source: http://www.sculpture.ro/fisa.php?id=802

WORK OF JANUARY 2022 at Avramide House

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Avramide House from 32 Progresului Street, invites the public to appreciate the armchair – Louis Philippe style replica, made of wood and cotton and silk fabrics in a European workshop. The object is part of the permanent exhibition of the Avramide House.

 

The style of architecture and design under King Louis Philippe I (1830–1848) was a more eclectic development of French neoclassicism, incorporating elements of neo-Gothic style and other styles. It was the first French decorative style imposed not by royalty, but by the tastes of the growing French upper class.

 

Much of the style was taken from the personality of the king himself. Unlike his Bourbon predecessors, he lived in Paris and avoided ceremonies. He did not impose any official style.

 

During the reign of Ludovic Filip, the forms of furniture changed little compared to the period of the French restoration; comfort has become a higher priority. The furniture became darker and heavier. The shapes of the chairs became rounded, with curved legs, and the backrest of the armchairs was slightly curved inwards.

 

 

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Philippe_style

WORK OF JANUARY 2022 at the Fine Arts Museum

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The Fine Arts Museum from Grigore Antipa Street, no. 2, invites the public to appreciate the work “Old woman between two girls” – oil / cardboard, author Victor Brauner (1903 – 1966). The work, classified in the Treasure category of the national cultural heritage, is part of the painting collection of the Tulcea Art Museum and is exhibited in the permanent exhibition.

 

“My painting is autobiographical. This is where I tell my life. My life is exemplary because it is universal. She recounts all the dreams she received, in their form and in their time. ” (Victor Brauner)

 

 

Source: https://www.ziarulmetropolis.ro/victor-brauner-artistul-care-si-a-pictat-viitorul/

DANUBE DELTA AND DOBROGEA – ROMANIA, legendary landscapes – second edition

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On the eve of the holidays, Mihai Petrescu offers the public a gift with deltaic / Dobrogean specifics, a new revised and added edition of the color photo album with bilingual text (Romanian – English) entitled “DANUBE DELTA AND DOBROGEA – ROMANIA, legendary landscapes”, album that includes 160 pages dedicated to the natural and cultural landscapes of Tulcea and Constanţa counties.

Here is the author’s presentation:

”Danube Delta and Dobrogea have remained a timeless land, even under the roller of modernism. It is rare to see a more lively place, with a hidden charm, which delights the eye but especially the soul. Here any extraordinary natural formation, the mountains, the Danube, the Black Sea, the various tribes of Dobrogea, all have a story, a legend that enhances their beauty and mystery. In order to enjoy the whole charm of these legends, however, I recommend reading them in original, especially the synthesis works, (C. Cealera, E.D. Gemală, A. Mitru  etc.). Some of the stories are unedited, being told to me by the locals, as an ancestral heritage.

No matter how incredible they may be, they deserve to be recorded, being the last snippets that the locals remember, from the treasure trove of stories inspired by Dobrogea, or brought from their homelands, along with relics or icons. Just as legends have a kernel of truth, also scientific truths acquire in Dobrogea the fabulous note of legends. The stories of Dobrogea recount about the vanished secular forests, now replaced by steppes, about islands and cities sunk in the incessant change of the course of the Danube or of the sea shores, about an underground network of rivers, natural caves, or tunnels dug for strategic purposes, many of which have not been identified so far.

The wonderful landscapes of former Dobrogea are today largely preserved in protected areas of European importance (Natura 2000). They represent true oases of natural beauty in an environment that becomes more and more artificial due to human activities. Besides the conservation of flora, fauna, geological environment, these protected areas have a cultural importance, through the associated legends, ethnicities or archaeological vestiges, with which I tried to complete the charm of these reserves in the present book. I wrote this book primarily for the public to fall in love with the land of Dobrogea and the Danube Delta, in the hope that this way this region will be better protected.”

The album “DANUBE DELTA AND DOBROGEA – ROMANIA, legendary landscapes”, Second Edition, revised and added, author: Mihai Petrescu; Tulcea 2021 – ISBN 978-973-0-34235-2), 160 pages, price 150 lei, can be purchased directly at the TULCEA AQUARIUM shop, (DANUBE DELTA ECOTURISTIC MUSEUM CENTER, 14 November No.1, tel. 0340105652) or by courier (telephone order: 0040513231 (ICEM secretariat), 0340105652 (Tulcea Aquarium), or by e-mail: icemtl@icemtl.ro, petrescumihai1234@gmail.com).