Not one, but two special cultural events will mark the Night of the Museums at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace. Art lovers will have the opportunity to admire the most important works signed by the national painter Nicolae Grigorescu, which reflect the most representative theme in the history of Romanian art – the “oxen cart”, complemented by works by modern or contemporary artists, inspired by the great master who raised the rural world to the level of art – Ștefan Luchian, Theodor Aman, Rudolf Schweitzer-Cumpăna, Ludovic Bassarab, Ioan Stătescu or Jean Cheller. The exhibition “Nicolae Grigorescu, symbol for generations” is dedicated to the 185th anniversary of the birth of the national painter on May 15, a date that marks Nicolae Grigorescu National Day in Romania.
The one million euro wallPhoto: Artmark
Today, the “oxen cart” remains a leitmotif of Romanian art, revealing itself, each time, as a singular appearance, but relevant to the context proposed by each individual creator. Therefore, art lovers, present at the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace during the Night of the Museums, will have the unique opportunity to admire works that illustrate and capture the essence of the modest villager and the rural life without complex numbers.
Along with the emblematic works with oxen signed by both Nicolae Grigorescu and other generations of artists, in the exhibition dedicated to the Night of the Museums, but also to the Nicolae Grigorescu National Day, the record of the Romanian art market – “Peasant with a scarf” will be brought to the public white”, signed by the national painter, which was awarded in 2018 for 340,000 euros in the Autumn Artmark auction – Top 100 Grand Masters of Romanian Art.
At the same time, those who will step on the threshold of the Cesianu-Racoviță Palace will have the opportunity to admire the “Wall of 1 million euros”, which brings together the most valuable and important classical and contemporary works of art in the Dependent de Artă store. The chapter of heritage art is represented by the painter Nicolae Grigorescu, who signs the masterpieces “Nomads” and “Spring in Brittany” with a sale price of 60,300 euros each. The most important name of the contemporary segment is Adrian Ghenie, who signs the work “Untitled”, which has a selling price of 150,750 euros, but also “Bomb” – selling price of 144,720 euros. The two headliners are joined on the 1 million euro wall by classical artists Nicolae Tonitza, Camil Ressu, Francisc Șirato or Iosif Iser, but also contemporaries Andrei Cadere or Georges Mazilu.
The program of the 19th edition of the Night of the Museums, at Palatul Cesianu-Racoviță, on CA Rosetti str., no. 5, is: Saturday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, May 14, 02:00 a.m.
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