Ligia Macovei in Arghezi's poetry

Ligia Macovei in Arghezi's poetry

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We are happy to announce that, through an excellent collaboration between the Bucharest City Museum and the Rotenberg-Uzunov Gallery, an album was created that brings together two superb graphic art collections, one belonging to the Bucharest City Museum, and the other being owned by Mr. Eduard Uzunov . All the works that are published in the album were made by Ligia Macovei to illustrate the work of Tudor Arghezi and represent her experiments, the versions created in ink, watercolor and monotype, with subsequent interventions.

Ligia Macovei (1916-1998) exhibited at numerous national salons, but also at the Venice Biennale in 1956, for example. He opened, throughout his career, solo exhibitions in Rome, at Galleria Penelope (1962), in Vienna, at Künstlerhaus (1965) and in Tunis, at Galeria I Information (1975). He also participated in numerous group exhibitions organized abroad. Ligia Macovei was a lecturer at the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest and, in 1958, the artist fulfilled the position of permanent delegate of the People's Republic of Romania to UNESCO (Paris), being also appointed commissioner of the Romanian pavilion at the XXIX the Venice Biennale. In 1964, Ligia Macovei received a special mention at the Leipzig book fair for the illustrated volume: Poems by Mihai Eminescu. He also made illustrations for the poetry of Tudor Arghezi, another titan of Romanian literature.

It is a special moment, dedicated to the creation of Ligia Macova, one of the most valuable graphic artists in Romania.

  • Premiere: it is the first art album, made between a museum and an art collector, Uzunov Art Collection  and the Bucharest City Museum.

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