Constantin Brancusi memorial house - Hobita - details and images

Built in the village Hobita (Gorj County) in 1870 by the sculptor's father, the house had three rooms, not very high, the middle is a back room that had a small fireplace. In front of the house stretched a porch with wooden poles, a little carved ends, the entrance porch was also surrounded by pillars.

Since 1970 the house has been transformed into a memorial house which today houses a collection of albums, letters, photographs and documents relating to the life and work of one who was the father of modern sculpture.

Constantin Brancusi was born on 19 February 1876, the family of Nicholas Radu and Mary Brancusi, who dealt with agriculture, woodworking (carpentry) and livestock.

The great sculptor will be taught to village artisans, primarily from his father and grandfather, the ability to carve wood that in his hands, comes to life.

In Hobita, everywhere, Brancusi had marks for his job-life sculpture: the beautifully decorated homes, the old wooden church and supported on poles notched rafter that evoke the origin of future Infinite Column and village cemetery, with shrines crosses and flowery. Hobiteni craftsmen were everywhere: they always combined with talent the builders and decorators skills .

Of the 204 works by sculptor C. Brancusi, very few were left in the country: in Targu-Jiu - The sculptural ensemble consists of Endless Column, Table of Silence and Gate of the Kiss, in Craiova - Gheorghe Chitu Bust, Bust-Ion Georgescu Gorjan, in Buzau - Prayer and Peter Stanescu bust and in Bucharest - bust of Vitellius, head of Laocoon, Ecorseul, bust Doctor Carol Davila, the vast majority of whom are spread throughout the world in the greatest museums and collections.

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