Constantin Brancusi (1876 – 1957) – Simplicity as a principle

Description

Constantin Brancusi was a former sculptor of the modern age who was friends with other famous artists, such as Auguste Rodin. He was particularly known for breaking artistic standards of realistic and detailed reproduction. Brancusi’s sculptures and architectural works made of bronze, brass-clad iron, stone or wood were minimalistic – indeed, an embodiment of the motto: simplicity as a principle.

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His abstract representations were particularly outstanding, often depicting egg-shaped heads, flying birds and the motif of the kiss. Even if presented simply, Brancusi’s works carried complex meanings, such as the tale of freedom or human bonding.

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Intention

On my annual trips to Romania, my parents always told me about the history and culture of our country. They would often recount their own lives, which they have partly led under the communist regime. They told me that Christian customs, such as for example Christmas, were disapproved of and that the communist rule had a particularly great influence on Romanian art. What touched me deeply was the fact that the Romanian people could have been stripped of many artistic works: For example, the famous “Endless Pillar”, which commemorates the Romanian soldiers of WWI, should have been demolished during the communist era.

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I find it particularly important to talk about these occurrences in order to preserve Brancusi’s cultural heritage and pass it on to my children.

Descriere

Constantin Brâncuși a fost unul din cei mai cunoscuti artisti din epoca moderna, cu o contributie imensa la “improspatarea” limbajului si viziunii plastice mai ales in sculptura contemporana. Lucrările sale arhitecturale in bronz, fier îmbrăcat in aramă, piatră sau lemn sunt minimaliste si de aceea sunt categorisite ca o întruchipare a  simplitatii ca principiu.

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Reprezentările sale abstracte sunt remarcabile, reprezentând adesea capete în formă de ou, păsări zburătoare și motivul sărutului. Chiar dacă este prezentată simplu, în spatele operelor lui Brâncuși a existat o semnificație complexă, precum ilustrarea libertății sau apropierea umană.

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Intentie

În călătoriile mele anuale spre România părinții mi-au povestit despre istoria și cultura țării noastre, despre propriile lor experiente, unele dintre ele traite sub regimul communist, despre faptul ca obiceiurile creștine, cum ar fi Crăciunul, au fost dezaprobate de regimul communist si ce influenta a avut asupra artei românești. Ceea ce m-a atins profund a fost faptul că poporului roman i s-au confiscat increderea si curajul de a-si expune lucrarile de arta.

Celebra „Coloana infinutului”, prin care sunt comemorati soldații români cazuti in Primul Război Mondial ar fi trebuit să fie demolata.

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Pentru mine este foarte important să povestesc despre aceste circumstanțe pentru a păstra moștenirea culturală a lui Brâncuși și pentru a o transmite mai târziu copiilor mei.

Beschreibung

Constantin Brancusi war ein prägender Bildhauer der Moderne, welcher, unter Anderem, viele Freundschaften mit anderen berühmten Künstlern, wie zum Beispiel Auguste Rodin schloss. Er war besonders bekannt für das Brechen künstlerischer Standards alles wirklichkeitsgetreu und detailliert wiederzugeben.

Seine Skulpturen und architektonischen Werke aus Bronze, messingverkleidetem Eisen, Stein oder Holz waren sehr reduziert, minimalistisch – eine Verkörperung des Mottos: Einfachheit als Prinzip.

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Besonders herausragend waren seine abstrakten Darstellungen, die häufig eiförmige Köpfe, fliegende Vögel und das Motiv des Kusses wiedergaben. Auch wenn einfach dargestellt, hinter Brancusis Werken steckte eine komplexe Bedeutung, wie zum Beispiel die Verbildlichung von Freiheit oder menschlicher Nähe.

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Intention

Auf meine jährlichen Reisen nach Rumänien, haben mir meine Eltern immer über die Geschichte und Kultur unseres Landes erzählt. Dabei haben sie häufig auch über ihr eigenes Leben berichtet, welches sie teilweise unter dem kommunistischen Regime geführt haben. Sie sagten mir, dass zum Beispiel christliche Bräuche wie Weihnachten missbilligt wurden und dass die kommunistische Herrschaft auf die rumänische Kunst einen besonders großen Einfluss hatte. Was mich tief berührt hat, war die Tatsache, dass das rumänische Volk vieler künstlerischer Werke beraubt werden konnte: Die berühmte „endlose Säule“, welche der rumänischen Soldaten des 1. Weltkrieges gedenkt, hätte während des Kommunismus abgerissen werden sollen.

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Mir ist es wichtig über diese Gegebenheiten zu erzählen, um Brancusis Kulturgut zu erhalten und es später meinen Kindern weiterzugeben.

Sponsors

This project has received funding from the Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg and the City of Ulm. This website was funded by BMFSJ.

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