Craiova Art Museum - details and images

Craiova Art Museum is housed in August 1954 by Jean Mihail Palace.

The palace was built between 1900 - 1907, by French architect Paul Gottereau plans at the request of Michael Constantine (1837 - 1908) one of the wealthiest men in Romania since then. The palace building materials used were of the highest quality and foreign craftsmen generally Italians came and settled in the area friulană Oltenia. Valuable stucco, partly gilded, skylights, Venetian mirrors, painted ceilings and cartridges, with ornamental chandeliers Murano glass, columns, Carrara marble stairs, Lyon silk upholstered walls, paneling, furniture style, hardware etc.. All give the rooms an air of elegance and taste. The palace was covered with slate and has since started wiring, central heating etc. Valued for its artistic value, he figured since 1947 as one of the most important monuments of civil architecture from the early twentieth century.

Based Heritage Fund was the Pinacoteca museum "Alexander Aristia Aman", which have added important works transfers, acquisitions, and to new donations, most of them made by Romanian artists, leading to today a stock of over 12,000 Romanian and foreign art pieces.

In 1956, the National Gallery of Art, opened in Craiova a separate room where they were presented to the public four sculptures by Constantin Brancusi: pride (1905), Head Boy (1906), Kiss (1907) and thigh or fragment Spinner (1909-1910). Art Museum of Craiova became the first museum in Romania and one of the first museums in the world to dedicate a permanent space presenting works by C. Brancusi.

Since 1962 works of art from the Art Museum Craiova Heritage entered directly into the international participation in large amounts of international exhibitions organized in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

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