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Today i bring you Art Lovers the Fenomenal Artwork Life of Constantin Brâncuși born Romanian on February 19, 1876 —March 16, 1957.

Photograph taken by Edward Steichen in 1922

He was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the father and outsider of modern sculpture.

Expressionism Style — The Kiss Sculpture by Constantin Brâncuși on 1912 on wikiart.org — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1905 to 1907.

Abstract Sculture Style — Bird in Space Sculpture by Constantin Brâncuși on 1923 on wikiart.org — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art.

Expressionism Style by Constantin Brancusi — Sleeping Muse I 1909–1910 marble on artist’s base, ca. 7 x 11 x 8 in. (sculpture), ca. 5 x 15 x 11 in. (base) - This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

Brâncuși sought inspiration in non-European cultures as a source of primitive exoticism, as did Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and others.

Expressionism Bronze Sculpture by by Constantin Brancusi — La Négresse blonde |in Art Blart — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

But other influences emerge from Romanian folk art traceable through Byzantine and Dionysian traditions.

Constantin Brâncuși, Portrait of Mademoiselle Pogany [1], 1912, White marble; limestone block, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. Exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

In 1903, Brâncuși traveled to Munich, and from there to Paris. In Paris, he was welcomed by the community of artists and intellectuals brimming with new ideas.[4] He worked for two years in the workshop of Antonin Mercié of the École des Beaux-Arts, and was invited to enter the workshop of Auguste Rodin. Even though he admired the eminent Rodin he left the Rodin studio after only two months, saying, “Nothing can grow under big trees.

Constantin Brâncuși, 1907–08, The Kiss. Exhibited in 1913 at the Armory Show and published in the Chicago Tribune, 25 March 1913 — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

Brâncuși was cared for in his later years by a Romanian refugee couple. He became a French citizen in 1952 in order to make the caregivers his heirs, and to bequeath his studio and its contents to the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.

Constantin Brâncuși, 1909, Le Baiser (The Kiss), 89.5 x 30 x 20 cm, stone, Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris— This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

Brâncuși held a large spectrum of interests, from science to music. He was a good violinist and he would sing old Romanian folk songs, often expressing by them his feelings of homesickness.

After the installment of communism, he never considered moving back to his native Romania, but he did visit it eight times.

Constantin Brâncuși on the 500 leu Romanian banknote (1991–1992 issue) — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

Some Quotes from Constantin B.

“There are idiots who define my work as abstract; yet what they call abstract is what is most realistic. What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things."
“I ground matter to find the continuous line. And when I realized I could not find it, I stopped, as if an unseen someone had slapped my hands.”
Brâncuși, Portrait of Eileen Lane c. 1922- — This artwork is protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles*.

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