Georges De Bellio, A Romanian Witness To The History Of The Painting Olympia
The year 1863 was full of events that had a significant impact on the artistic world of Paris. On the 24th of July, the new rule of the annual Salon, organized in the Palace of Industry, was announced. The rules were perceived as a way of waving the jury, formed only by
Georges De Bellio, A Romanian Physician, Admirer And Supporter Of Impressionist Painters
Before becoming fascinated with Impressionist painting, de Bellio already had a remarkable art collection, made of various objects purchased in auctions at Hotel Drouot or from Parisian antiquaries: furniture, old Dutch lamps, Italian drawings from the 17th century, sculptures
More Parisian Than The Parisians: Georges De Bellio
Everybody knows Monet's famous painting, Impression, sunrise. The canvas, considered to be Impressionism's manifest, due to its style and title (the latter was chosen to designate the group of artists who had the same style of painting and were united by the same
Georges De Bellio, Friend Of The Impressionists
In 1878, Theodore Duret quoted the names of several amateurs (rather few, actually) in order to prove a fact that might have seemed a paradox at the time, namely that people with a certain reputation appreciated artists like Claude Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley and Berthe
Georges De Bellio - A Contemporary Art Collector
Georges de Bellio, 1894 (oil on canvas) by Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) Among phenomena adjacent to art, art collecting is known as representing a consequence of the rapports art-artist-society, and as quite sensitive to the evolution of style and society's conduct
Samuel Von Brukenthal (1721-1803). A Collector, An Epoch, A Destiny
click here for Brukenthal Museum An emblem of Sibiu, the Brukenthal Museum is one of the most important abodes of culture that has garnered national and European repute. Since its official opening on February 25, 1803, it laid an indelible mark on the cultural life of the
Collections And Collectors
By definition, the collector is a person who gathers various objects for his pleasure or for study. Didn't we all have this tendency, during our childhood? Remember how we used to show off on our collections of napkins, stamps, beer caps or chewing gum wrappers, of
The Romanian Was Not Born A Suicide!
political scientist Let us start from the end: thank God Romanians are Orthodox, have not totally renounced the traditional values of the village (where 45% of them are still living, a record in Europe!), do not seem to show an ethnically-grounded morbid penchant for suicide,
The Faces Of Decadence
A civilization starts decaying when Life becomes its only obsession. Flourishing ages aim to values per se: life is but a means of attaining them; the individual being is not aware that he lives, he just lives – a happy slave of the shallowness that he breeds, nurses and
The Psychology Of The Romanian People
CHAPTER 12 – THE PRESENT SPIRITUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROMANIAN PEOPLE Even when the villager's household doesn't come down to the worst poverty image, the house and the things around have an expression of ephemeral, of provisional. It is made of wood, set
For As Little As One Life
Grasp the tray of each dayWith both handsAnd join the line passingBefore this counter. There's more than enough sunFor everybody,More than enough sky,More than enough moon. From the earth arise the aromasOf luck, happiness, and glory,Tickling your nostrilsEnticingly.
From Lust To Zest
The English-speaking people do not have a perfect equivalent for the French joie de vivre. The latter conveys the accord between body and soul, the excitement at the prospects of the future (advienne que pourra), the feeling of well-being (se sentir bien dans sa peau).