Blue House – Romanian Art Gallery
The permanent exhibition of Romanian Art was opened in the halls of the Blue House on November 25th, 2009. The exhibition circuit follows the painting evolution in Romania during the 18th – 20th century, based on chronologic and stylistic elements on display. The exhibition concept comparatively and synchronically emphasizes the representative artists of the national art and what it is specific to the Brukenthal collection: Transylvanian painting background (one of the richest of the country) completed with highly valued works of the modern and inter-war Romanian painting, until after the middle of the 20th century. Thus, the selection underlines the influences which the European art had over the national art, the interferences of the two artistic environments but also its specificity / originality.
Without ignoring the creation of the Transylvanian painters Johann Martin Stock, Franz Neuhauser, Mişu Popp, Carl Dörschlag, Arthur Coulin or Octavian Smigelschi, who overreach with the charm and the unprecedented picturesque of their works, the new exhibition, based on the criterion of value, offers to the visiting public established works created by the following artists: Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ion Andreescu, Ştefan Luchian, Hans Mattis-Teutsch, Corneliu Mihăilescu, Gheorghe Petraşcu, Theodor Pallady, Nicolae Tonitza, Alexandru Ciucurencu, Corneliu Baba, Ion Ţuculescu