Brâncuși Day in Romania Date in the current year: February 19, 2024

Brâncuși Day in Romania Brâncuși Day is a Romanian observance dedicated to Constantin Brâncuși, a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century.

Constantin Brâncuși was born in 1876 in a small village close to the Carpathian Mountains. He had to work from the age of seven to help his family make ends meet. It was then that Brâncuși started to carve objects from wood, for which he had a natural talent.

At the age of 18, Brâncuși made a violin using the materials he found around his workplace, a public house in the city of Craiova. An industrialist was so impressed with his talent that he paid for Brâncuși’s education at the Craiova School of Arts and Crafts. Having graduated from the school, Brâncuși continued his education at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts.

Despite being one of the school’s most talented alumni, Brâncuși couldn’t find recognition in Romania and left for Munich, and then to Paris. There he met like-minded young artists and intellectuals and began developing his revolutionary style.

Brâncuși’s art is known for clean geometrical lines and deep symbolism inspired by both non-European cultures and Romanian folk art. His notable works include The Endless Column, Bird in Space, Torso of a Young Man, Sleeping Muse, The Kiss, and others.

In 2015, the Parliament of Romania declared the sculptor’s birthday, February 19, Brâncuși Day. The holiday is designed to honor Brâncuși’s legacy and his contribution to the development of modern art. It is marked with cultural events held throughout the country.

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