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          The first son of Karl Storck and the brother of Frederic Storck, the second son of the German sculptor, Carol Storck forms together with his father and brother a representative artistic family for the beginnings of Romanian sculpture, the youngest of the fine arts in Romania. Carol Storck was trained as a sculptor at the Royal Academy of Art in Florence, with Augusto Rivaltto, a representative of the academic style and of naturalist-realism, two directions in which his art would eventually evolve.
          At first, Romanian sculpture had the purpose to show three dimensional representations in sustainable materials either of the busts and portraits of political and cultural personalities, the development of some allegorical statues destined for representative architectures, or the creation of funeral monuments for the prominent people of the epoch. Carol Storck includes all of these in his activity as a sculptor. Therefore, the allegorical statues that decorate the Palace of Justice in Bucharest, Carol Davila’s statue, executed in bronze, the statues of Theodor Aman, Dimitrie Bolintineanu, Iulia Haşdeu, these being just a few of them, are signed by Carol Storck, constituting at the same time, genuine visual documents, meant to keep alive, in contemporaneity, the faces of some former personalities. Carol Storck worked with true craftsmanship in marble and bronze, conferring distinction and monumentality to his works.


Luiza Barcan (2014)
 


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