Online lecture in Polish about the life and work of an outstanding Romanian sculptor.
Brâncuși, born in Romania in 1876, has been living his adult life in Paris. His works were noticed by Auguste Rodin himself and offered him cooperation in his atelier in Meudon. However, Brâncuși refused according to the principle that “nothing grows in the shadow of great trees”. Throughout his life he had a strong individuality, he walked his way and was faithful to his beliefs. In his work, he strived for synthesis, pure form and simplicity, of which he said that “it is not an end in art; but we unknowingly reach it, by coming closer to the real meaning of things”.
Brâncuși believed in the principle that artistic form is always a reflection of a form taken from nature only simplified to the limits of a symbol. He consistently and persistently strived for perfection. His sculptures Birds, Fish or Heads have evolved from a figurative form to an abstract one, a universal idea. He considered the shape of an egg, which is both a symbol of life and a perfect abstract shape, to be a perfect form. This simplicity and universality make his art timeless, still current and intriguing.
Host: Magdalena Kąkolewska – founder of the Art Transfer Foundation and president of the Hestia Artistic Journey Foundation. Graduate of law and art history. In 2013-20 she organized 51 art exhibitions of young artists within the APH Foundation. Through her activities she promotes the idea of education through art and supports young talents who make their debut in the art world. Curator, educator and lecturer. Author of a series of lectures on female artists conducted within the program Sunday lectures by Magda since 2018, a series of weekly lectures within the program Stukas transfer since 2013, a program for children How artists see the world and what results for us since 2012. Lover of travel with art.