This weeek we are celebrating Brancusi week, a Romanian sculptor who has been considered one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. His sculptures were exhibited in many museums across the world, some of the most famous exhibits were set in the famous Guggenheim museum and the Musee National d’Art Modenre in Paris.
Brancusi was born in Romania in 1876 in Hobita. He studied sculpture at the School of Art and Crafts in Craiova and the National School of Fine Arts in Bucharest. He left Ropmania in 1904 and travelled through Europe then settled in Paris. He continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This is where he became part of a famous community of painters and writers, such as Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Marchel Duchamp.
He then debuted in 1913 in New York at the Armory show. He became very popular in the United States and his works were exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. MoMA also exhibited Brancusi’s works in ten exhibitions between 1934 and 1957. The Musee National d’Art Moderne in Paris had dedicated a show in his memory in 1967.
His famous works include