It is amazing to know that the father of modernist sculpture is from my home nation. His works are the most notable and lucrative, being displayed in @philamuseum @themuseumofmodernart @mnar.arts and @tate , with his studio adjacent to @centrepompidou . Irrespective of relocating to Paris, enjoying a world of fellow artists and intellectuals, and never returning to Romania, Constantin Brâncuși was a proud Romanian who showed off his cultural identity and traditions of his native country in the way he dressed, the way he hosted dinner parties and in his art.
The golden bird we see in this picture is featured in our folk tales and has miraculous powers. The base stone has rustic folk decoration carved into it.
It is an honourable moment when you discover Romanian artistry has been globally celebrated, much more than this genius’ native home ever has and much more than I imagined. 🇷🇴 🇫🇷 🇬🇧 🇺🇸