France-Romania Season 2019: Embroidery of Byzantine Tradition from Romania

The Louvre Museum from Paris(France) will host a Romanian art exhibition with pieces of Byzantine embroidery and some religious tapestries from the XV th to the XVII th Century, from April 17, 2019 to July 29, 2019. It will be located in the Medieval gallery of the famous museum, exactly in the Richelieu wing.

Photography courtesy of the MNAR: the Romanian National Art Museum.

 

The Louvre Museum from Paris(France) will host a Romanian art exhibition with pieces of Byzantine embroidery and some religious tapestries from the XV th to the XVII th Century, from April 17, 2019 to July 29, 2019. It will be located in the Medieval gallery of the famous museum, exactly in the Richelieu wing.

On the occasion of the symbolic loan by Romania of King Stephen the Great’s “Battle flag of Saint Georges”( who will be the central exhibit of the first Romanian exhibition in the Louvre),  this exhibition seeks to highlight the exceptional character of Romanian collections of embroidery of Byzantine tradition, jewel of both Romanian and universal heritage.

Around the masterpiece that Stephen the Great (1457–1504) offered to the Zograf Monastery on Mount Athos, which was solemnly handed over by France to the Romanian state in 1917, a number of extraordinary works will illustrate the remarkable development of embroidery of Byzantine tradition in Romania from the mid-15th to the mid-17th centuries. Inherited from Byzantium, the embroidered ornamentation of the “sacerdotal vestments” of bishops, priests and deacons, and that of the “liturgical vestments” intended for worship will be exhibited alongside an unrivalled collection of royal tombstone covers, upon which the hieratic character of Byzantine images was ultimately supplanted by the appeal of portraiture.

Organized by:

General Commissioners for France: Jannic Durand, Director of the Department of Decorative Arts, and Dorota Giovannoni, Documentary Researcher in the same department.

General Commissioners for Romania: Emanuela Cernea and Iuliana Damian, Curators at the Department of Ancient Romanian Art, National Museum of Art of Romania.

 

Credit photo: MNAR. An embroidered flag depicting Saint George(fragment): Prince Stephen the Great’s(1457-1504) “Battle flag of Saint Georges”. Photo released by Romanian National Art Museum.

 

Practical information

From April 17, 2019 to July 29, 2019

Location
Richelieu wing, Room 505

Admission
€15 at the museum, €17 online at ticketlouvre.fr
(permanent collections + exhibitions)

Opening hours
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday. Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Source: https://www.louvre.fr/en/expositions/france-romania-season-2019-embroidery-byzantine-tradition-romania

 

By Intell News Romania on April 10, 2019

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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 in Bucharest. In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest , the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (CONSTANTIN the GREAT and CHRISTIANITY) at professor LIGIA BARZU. In 1991 I graduated Art School , PAINTING section with TITU DRAGUTESCU. I painted sacred pictures from 1990. I paint in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. During the period 1992-1994 I was managership at COLEUS modern art gallery . I am titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from April 17, 2019, admitted by contest, as well as I was trainee member during the period 2016-2019, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union. From 2014 I am member VISARTA(from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society. I have 4th Personal Exhibitions with sacred art organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union in Bucharest (2001,2003,2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery) and another at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008). I have also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The ICONS, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy, but also in France, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland. From May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at CULTURE (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper . From 1st of November 2015 to 31st of December 2016 I was Contributing Editor and Thematic Advisor at News Agency Lacasuri Ortodoxe and Press service LO News. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor at CULTURE at the Intell News: Global news, press and event analysis. From May 3, 2019, I am also publisher commentator at the newspaper Ultima Oră.