Memorial House "Nicolae Grigorescu" - Campina - details and images
Outside the house is dominated by a wooden terrace that stretches the entire length of floor, table thus an intimate air who remembers the Romanian peasant houses. The terrace is supported by elegant wooden consoles.
Entering the lobby, you capture the warmth of the atmosphere - that will accompany you throughout the house. Wooden staircase invites you to the first floor.
Under the staircase is arranged an exotic corner who consists of Oriental works, collected by the painter in Istanbul in 1873: carpets, weapons, pots, tables and boxes to keep the price of individual items, robes, slippers, a hookah. Placing the objects is also presented by the artist in a surprising array, placed the museum in this space. It is located on the wall painting on the left of the hall. Half of the composition is very detailed figurative, academiste painting style of the nineteenth - century, the other half is barely sketched. The paper wants an act of rebelliousness against those who accused him of not knowing how to paint painted his contemporaries. He thereby demonstrated that a draw was science, but his goal was different, not that of painting thoroughly, but to suggest only what they proposed.
This corner is strongly oriented to suggest a recreated room. Closed on three sides by "walls", it looks like a crowded space and geometric decoration. Already in this first guess getting all the house size and other areas. Everything is human-size, heated by wood present not only in scale, but also in wall paneling. Entry hall height is reduced by providing access to floor scale.
The first room on the ground floor, one on the right of entry, was the living room destinated for discussions with friends: B. Delavrancea, Al. Vlach, G. Coşbuc, Goga, Dr. CI Istrati. The latter is the one who encouraged, even in the painter's life, the idea of founding a museum "Nicolae Grigorescu". This area comprises a large variant of the "Stack of oxen."
Artist Library is now occupied modest pieces of furniture, as he liked to be everything, nice and modest, nobility and elegance of style is apparent especially in the symphonies of colors that create them. In the body of library volumes are different from those on ancient Greek and Latin literature up to the French XVI - XVIII. Portraits of family members, countrywomans and pastors, Grigorescu landscapes as we are used to dominates the walls of this room.
We go now in the largest room of the house and the most important creative activity taking place here: the artist's studio. It is a well-lit room and generous space diversity. The object that you are staring eyes is an easel that is supported in the latest works of artist, work in progress: "The spring". The walls are loaded with Grigorescu's painting "Self Portrait", "Sunset at Barbizon," Pastor standing "," Swain with his flock, "Ox carts crossing a ford ", etc..
The huge tapestrie is likely to French, dating from the eighteenth century. The furniture is purchased by an artist from France and fit very well with the interior defined by the material vivid color and warm wood. Decorative carpets are hanging on the walls and eastern invoice from the same collection that the artist formed in Istanbul.
Housing remarkable paintings by Nicolae Grigorescu, the museum of Campina has another big advantage: to present a series of important works of artistic creation, in which they were originally. Recreation and home interiors as a whole is a great idea and a pleasure for visitors. Thus, the most important Romanian artist work is easier to follow and watch, to understand and enjoy. Atmosphere envelops you from the first steps into the house and follows you long after you left.
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