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May-June 2007

Poienile cu narcise
The Narcissi Glades
Les clairières aux narcisses
Le radure dei narcisi
Reabilitarea drumurilor din judeţ
The French Channel of the Roads
La filière française des voies
La filiera francese delle vie
Zlele Braşovului
Brasov's Days
Les Jours de Brasov
I Giorni di Brasov
Ziua Europei
The Europe's Day
Le Jour de l'Europe
Il Giorno dell'Europa
Aro Palace - Turism de cinci stele la Braşov
Five Stars Tourism at Aro Palace
Tourisme de cinq étoiles a Aro Palace
Turismo di cinque stelle ad Aro Palace
Sărbătorile Codlei
Codlea's Feast
Les Fêtes de Codlea
Le Feste di Codlea
"Înălţarea" la Bod
The Ascension at Bod
L?Ascension à Bod
La Festa dell'Ascensione
Invitaţie la Hălchiu
Evangelic Feast at Halchiu
Fête évangélique a Halchiu
Festa evangelica a Hălchiu
Cetatea Homorodului
A priceless patrimony
Les origines d'Homorod
Gli origini di Homorod
Sezonul estival la Predeal
Summer at Predeal
L?été à Predeal
L'estate a Predeal
Înfrăţire Mentana - Moieciu
Jumelage Mentana - Moieciu
Gemellaggio Mentana - Moieciu
Sânpetru şi cetatea săsească
The Saxon air of Sanpetru
L'Air saxon de Sanpetru
L'Aria sassone di Sanpetru
Ticuşul Vechi - un drum medieval
Mid-way between the Citadels
À mi-chemin entre les Citadelles
A mezza strada tra le Citadelle
Vama Buzăului - o aşezare românească
At the History Crossroads
A la croisée de l?Histoire
All'incorcio della Storia
Sărbătorile Vulcanului
Vulcan's Feast
La Fête de Vulcan
La Festa di Vulcan
Invitaţie la Muzeul de Artă
The Museum of Art Braşov
Le Musée d?Art Brasov
Il Museo d'Arté Braşov

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The building now sheltering the Museum of Art of Braşov was put up at the beginning of the 20th century to be used by the German Craftsmen?s Association. The ground floor halls house some temporary exhibitions. The National Gallery, which is located upstairs, displays works signed by the most representative Romanian modern and contemporary artists. The basement shelters the collection of decorative art.

Nicolae Grigorescu Collection

The first two halls upstairs show the collection of paintings signed by Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907) , the second in size in Romania. Grigorescu is considered to be the founder of the modern Romanian painting. Receptive to every new trend, he was influenced by the school of Barbizon and, partially, by the impressionism, and he perfectly followed the latest innovations in the European art. He was fond of landscapes and introduced in the Romanian art the plein-air painting. He had a particular interest in painting scenes taken from the rural universe. Full of light, dominated by bright colors, his works irradiate a cheerful, optimistic mood. 34 canvas are exhibited, some of them on their original frames.

Influences and Originality

Ion Andreescu (1850-1882) and Ştefan Luchian (1868-1916) are other two classic artists in the Romanian painting who, although being influenced by Grigorescu, succeeded in making their own way in art. Andreescu paintings have many of Grigorescu?s themes but he distinguishes himself with a sober, melancholic tones. Luchian?s works, revealing the artist?s contact with the postimpressionism and with the decorative manner of the Art Nouveau style, show a deeply original synthesis of these schools.

Itinerated located Exhibition

In the Museum?s deposits there is a valuable patrimony, consisting in 3.800 works, mostly paintings and graphics for the rest. Twice a month, the grand floor hall houses concerts, recitals, books launches. Arta Hall, located on 12, Muresenilor Street, houses local exhibitions every 2-3 weeks.
The management intends to organize an itinerated exhibition of 100 valuable graphic works to be exhibit in other museums. This way, the countless works kept in the museum?s deposits for lack of space would be contemplated by the public.

The Decorative Art

The exhibition mainly illustrates the evolution of the porcelain and glassware art. There are exhibited here some porcelain works representative for the most important European centers in the 18th ? 19th centuries. The Far East is represented by porcelain vases from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Venetian and Bohemia glass works are displayed next to the Art Nouveau works and to the Transylvanian folk glass works created in the 18th and 19th centuries in the workshops from: Porumbacu, Avrig, Padurea Neagra and Brasov. The exhibition also contains Art Nouveau stained glass and the works of some artists from Brasov: Aurel Bordenache (1902-1987), Ştefan Bilciu (1927-1987), Imola Jakabos Olsefszky (born in 1943), etc.

Contact

21 Eroilor Avenue, Brasov
Phone +40.268.477.286; 0368 409 049
Fax +40.268.475.172
E-mail: mab@rdsbv.ro
Museum program: every day 10-18 (closed on Monday)
Arta Hall program: every day 11-17 (closed on Monday).






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