Art


Brancusi's modern art included in a cycling tour? - It's possible!

 

 

The Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncu?i at Târgu Jiu is homage to the Romanian heroes of the First World War. The ensemble comprises three sculptures: the Table of Silence, the Gate of the Kiss and the Infinity Column, on an axis 1,300 m (4,250 ft) long, oriented west to east. The Ensemble is considered to be one of the greatest works of the 20th century outdoor sculpture. The Infinity Column symbolizes the concept of Infinity and the infinite sacrifice of the Romanian soldiers. It is considered by Sydnei Geist the peak of the modern Art. The Table of Silence is a circular stone table surrounded by twelve hourglass-seats, which symbolize time. The Table represents the moment before the battle when the combatants were going to participate. Nevertheless, the seats are not located close to the edges of the table. The Gate of the Kiss, of Banpotoc travertine (marble), features a kiss motif on the gate pillars. The transition to another life occurs through the Gate of Kiss. The Ensemble had been inaugurated on 27 October 1938.

 

Horezu ceramics is a unique type of Romanian pottery that is traditionally produced by hand around the town of Horezu in northern Oltenia (Vâlcea County), close to the famous Horezu Monastery. It reflects many generations of knowledge and skills development of pottery, which is why the craftsmanship of Horezu pottery was inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in December 2012.

Production is divided into male and female fabrication processes. Therefore, men extract the earth, which is then cleaned, cut, watered, kneaded, trampled and mixed – transforming it into red clay that potters form in a special finger technique requiring concentration, strength and agility. Each potter has his own technique of shaping, but each respects the sequences of the process.

This ancient craft is preserved in the ancestral hearth, now known as Olari Street of Horezu, where artisans shape the clay into the same painstaking process as their ancestors did.

 

As we had noted in the title, we can include all of these in a cycling tour. In Horezu you can produce your own ceramic cup and take it back home with you. You'll have a nice memory from an exciting cycling holiday

 

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