Alexandru Ciucurencu – At the easel

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  • 45 cm/52cm
  • oil on canvas
  • signed lower right

€25.000

Alexandru Ciucurencu studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest (1921-1928), where he had as teachers George Demetrescu Mirea and Camil Ressu.

He was a post-impressionist painter and influenced Simon Hollogy and Sorin Adam.
He made his artistic debut at the Bucharest Official Salon in 1930. After working for a while with the group of artists from Baia Mare who formed the group of the same name, he studied at the Julian Academy in Paris and in Andre Lhote’s studio.
In 1948 he became a teacher, then editor at the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest.
Exultant colorist in an initial phase evolved into a more refined palette, a concise design and geometric compositions.

In the first period of creation he painted mainly still lifes, nudes and landscapes, which stand out through color harmony.

Ciucurencu changed his theme by composing compositions with historical or social subjects.

He won awards – Labor Order 1948, Master Emeritus of Art 1956, Ion Andreescu Award 1956, Star of the Romanian People’s Republic 1959, People’s Artist 1964.
He was a teacher for Traian Bradean, Horea Paștina, Mircea Deac, Constantin Piliuță, Spiru Chintilă.

Painting with a character, this being the center of interest.
The chromatic is cold, treated pictorially on two planes. The composition is also on two levels, but balanced.