Through an exceptional selection of more than 400 artworks, the Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center is presenting the first Stefan Ramniceanu retrospective, marking the 300th commemoration of the death of leading historical figure Constantin Brâncoveanu.
The artworks displayed come mostly from European private collections and — for the latest works — from the artist’s studio. There are exhibited to the public both at the Mogosoia Palace and at ATELIERAMNICEANU, in Bucarest from October 10 to December 4, 2014.
From early figurative paintings inspired by Ion Andreescu to the latest geometrical compositions, the route offered highlights the main periods of one of the majors artists of the Romanian contemporary art scene. The exhibition spans 35 years of creation, through a retrospective presentation of his main periods — Ferecatura, Manuscripts, Shirts of the Walls, Scholars, Clay Apostles, Pillars, Idols, Centaurs, Golden Nights, Universal Men and Islands' Memories — highlighting the complexity and wealth of his oeuvre.
As a counterpoint, an all-new set of monumental sculptures and installations will be revealed for the first time.
This event takes places 26 years after the artist’s solo exhibition Ferecatura held at the Curtea Veche Palace in Bucarest on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Brâncoveanu’s accession to the throne of the Wallachia principality.
Organized in close collaboration with ATELIERAMNICEANU, this retrospective — the largest presentation of Ramniceanu's works ever — is presented by the Brancovan Palaces Cultural Center in collaboration with the General Council of Bucharest and the Artists Union of Romania.