CRITICAL REVIEW

His unequal sculpture numbers some successes. The Artist in Exile, a portrait, the full figure of
Horaţiu Dimitriu, is one of the very few images in Romanian sculpture that manages to express the artist’s tragic condition, in a psychological manner and with modelling qualities that he could take from his meeting with Rodin’s sculpture. The study for hands (The Snatching Hand or The Greedy Hand, bought by Anastase Simu for his museum) and the expression heads (The Greedy), far too little known today, are nevertheless revelatory for the aesthetics of the beginning of the new century.
Ioana Vlasiu
 


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    BIOGRAPHY


    (Craiova, 1883 - 1963)

    Academic studies:
    1899 - 1905 – Trade School, Craiova;
    1905 - 1909 – National School of Fine Arts, Bucharest.
    He studies one year at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
     


    PROJECTS

    Group exhibitions:
    since 1912 – Official Salon (Misanthropic thinking, Good-bye kiss);
    1913 – Salon of the French Artists Society (Doux reveil);
    1918 – Exhibition of sculpture and painting of the General Headquarters Iaşi.

    Distinctions:
    1912 – Third Prize at the Official Salon.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. I, lit. A-G, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, p. 127.

    Matache, Colecţia de artă Postelnicu, Agenţia de publicitate Antet, Bucureşti, 2005, pp. 234, 369.
    Mândrescu, Anatol, Le Musée d’Art de Craiova, București, 1966, pp. 31 - 32.
    Muzeul A. Simu, p. 40.
    Oprea, Petre, Expozanți la Saloanele Oficiale de pictură, sculptură și grafică 1924 - 1944, Ministerul Culturii și Cultelor, București, 2004.
    Rezeanu, Paul, Artele plastice în Oltenia, Ed. Scrisul Românesc, 1980.
    Șotropa, Adriana, Visuri şi himere. Ecouri simboliste în sculptura românească, Compania, Bucureşti, 2009.