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Constantin Brancusi
Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi (February 19, 1876March 16, 1957, originally Constantin Brâncuşi IPA: /kon.stan'tin brɨn'kuʃʲ/), was a Romanian sculptor, born in Hobiţa, Gorj, near Târgu Jiu, where he placed his sculptural ensemble with The Table of Silence, The Gate of the Kiss and The Endless Column. Image File history File linksMetadata Webbracusi. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Webbracusi. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... why hello hello Sculptor redirects here. ... HobiÅ£a may refer to several villages in Romania: HobiÅ£a, a village in PeÅŸtiÅŸani Commune, Gorj County HobiÅ£a, a village in Pui Commune, Hunedoara County Category: ... Administrative map of Romania with Gorj county highlighted Gorj is a Romanian county (Judeţ) in the Wallachia region, with the capital city at Târgu Jiu (population: 98,897). ... Târgu Jiu (also spelt Tîrgu Jiu) is a town in the Gorj county, Oltenia, Romania. ... Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brancusi from Târgu Jiu The monumental ensemble from Târgu Jiu is a homage to the Romanian heroes from the First World War. ... The Endless Column The building of the Endless Column Sketch made by Brâncuşi on a photo of the location The Endless Column (Romanian: Coloana fără sfârşit; Coloana infinitului) is a sculpture created by Constantin Brâncuşi and inaugurated in...

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Life

Brancusi studied art at the Şcoala de Meserii (school of arts and crafts) in Craiova from 1894 to 1898 and at the Şcoala Naţională de Arte Frumoase (national school of fine arts) in Bucharest from 1898 to 1901. He left Romania in 1904 and walked to Paris, where he continued his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1905. As an art student he served as a studio assistant to Auguste Rodin, but his style moved beyond naturalist representation to stylized elegant forms. When Rodin proposed to Brancusi to become his assistant, Brancusi refused and his answer was "In the shadow of a big tree, another tree cannot grow.” Brancusi was one of the first sculptors to experiment with abstract art. His sculptures became progressively smoother and less figurative, until only the barest outline of the original subject was left, venturing even farther away from figurative sculpture than his countryman and contemporary Dimitrie Paciurea. County Dolj County Status County capital Mayor Antonie Solomon, Democratic Party, since 2004 Area 81,41 km² Population (2002) 302,601 Density  inh/km² Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... Status Capital of Romania Mayor Adriean Videanu, since 2005 Area 228 km² Population (2003) 1,929,615[1] Density 9131. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... École des Beaux-Arts (IPA ) refers to several art schools in France. ... Auguste Rodin. ... Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting. ... Black square by Kazimir Malevich Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. ... why hello hello Sculptor redirects here. ... Dimitrie Paciurea (November 23, 1873 - July 14, 1932) was a Romanian sculptor. ...


Brancusi produced a series of sculptures in metal called Bird in Space. His work was considered magnificent art by some, but others had a different opinion. Edward Steichen, a prominent photographer, purchased one of these birds in 1926 and tried to bring it into the United States. However, the Customs officers did not accept the bird as a work of art and placed a duty upon its import as an industrial item (some say they identified it as a propeller). He Became so upset that he whiped out his cock and started jacking it right there. After cumming on customs officials he was quoted saying "Ha Ha I jizzed on you!"A trial the next year overturned the assessment. [1] Bird in Space by Brancusi Bird in Space sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, a romanion sculptor. ... Edward Steichen (March 27, 1879-March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator, born in Luxembourg. ...


Constantin Brancusi lived and worked from 1925 to 1957 in his workshop in the 15ème arrondissement of Paris. The original workshop has disappeared and has been rebuilt near the Centre Georges Pompidou. During this time he was assisted in his a studio, for a few months by Isamu Noguchi - greatly influencing Noguchi's work. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 15e arrondissement, located on the Left Bank is the most populous of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The Pompidou Centres famous external skeleton of service pipes. ... Isamu Noguchi, 1941. ...


Brancusi died on March 16, 1957 and was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France. Also located in that cemetery are statues carved by Brancusi for several fellow artists who committed suicide; the best-known of these is Le Baiser (The Kiss). March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cimetière du Montparnasse is a famous cemetery in the Montparnasse quarter of Paris, France. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Le Baiser (The Kiss) is the fifth studio album by French new wave band Indochine. ...


Legacy

His works are housed in the New York Museum of Modern Art and in the National Museum of Art of Romania (in Bucharest), as well as in other major museums around the world. The Philadelphia Museum of Art currently has the largest collection of Brancusi sculptures in the US. View across garden, in new MoMA building by Yoshio Taniguchi. ... The National Museum of Art of Romania, located in the former royal palace in the center of Bucharest, Romania, features notable collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was founded in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ...


Brancusi's onetime studio in Paris is open to the public. It is very close to the Pompidou Centre, in the rue Rambuteau. He bequeathed part of his collection to the French state on condition that his workshop be rebuilt as it was on the day he died. The Pompidou Centres famous external skeleton of service pipes. ...


In 2004, a sculpture by Brancusi named Danaide sold for $18.1 million, the highest that a sculpture piece had ever sold for at auction. In May 2005, a piece from the Bird in Space series broke that record, selling for $27.5 million in a Christie's auction. [2] 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... Christies Auction Room in London circa 1808. ...


Brancusi was elected post-mortem to the Romanian Academy in 1990. The Romanian Academy (Romanian: Academia Română) is a cultural forum founded in Romania in 1866. ...


Quotations

The people who call my work 'abstract' are imbeciles; what they call 'abstract' is in fact the purest realism, the reality of which is not represented by external form but by the idea behind it, the essence of the work. Realism in the visual arts and literature is the depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life, without embellishment or interpretation. ... Idealism is an approach to philosophical enquiry that asserts that everything we experience is of a mental nature. ...


Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.


Selected works

The Endless Column The building of the Endless Column Sketch made by Brâncuşi on a photo of the location The Endless Column (Romanian: Coloana fără sfârşit; Coloana infinitului) is a sculpture created by Constantin Brâncuşi and inaugurated in... Bird in Space by Brancusi Bird in Space sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, a romanion sculptor. ... 1932 The copyright status of this vintage image is undetermined; it may still be copyrighted. ...

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Constantin Brancusi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (502 words)
Constantin Brancusi (February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957, originally Constantin Brâncuşi IPA:[kon.stan'tin brɨn'kuʃʲ]), was a world-renowned Romanian sculptor, born in Hobiţa, Gorj, near Târgu Jiu, where he placed his sculptural ensemble with The Table of Silence, The Gate of the Kiss and The Endless Column.
Brancusi studied art at the school of arts and crafts in Craiova from 1894 to 1898 and at the national school of fine arts in Bucharest from 1898 to 1901.
Brancusi died on March 16, 1957 and was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.
Constantin Brâncuşi - Wikipedia (1442 words)
Constantin Brâncuşi (21 februari 1876 – 16 maart 1957) was een Roemeens beeldhouwer.
Zijn vader sterft als hij nog maar negen jaar oud is, wat betekent dat het toch al arme gezin de schoolkosten van Constantin niet meer kan betalen.
Hij vond in zijn kunstwerken een verfijnde combinatie van het Japanse Wabi-ideaal (volkomen natuurlijkheid, toestand die eigen is aan de dingen-in-de-wereld) en de projecten van de westerse moderne kunst.
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