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The Concert of Paintings. A „moderato” walk among „forte” artworks

The Concert of Paintings. A „moderato” walk among „forte” artworks

From 04 September 2019 10:00 until 30 September 2019 18:00
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This September, don't miss the The Concert of Paintings. A „moderato” walk among „forte” artworks campaign for the chance to discover our museum from a new perspective: that of music as it is „seen” through the eyes of visual artists. The campaign is based on the idea that arts influence each other, music having often been a „muse” to visual artists. We therefore propose three special tours to you, presenting some of the most beautiful works on musical subjects belonging to our museum.

The first tour is designed for the Romanian Modern Art Gallery and it reveals several aspects of the relationship between music and artists such as Teodor Aman, Ștefan Luchian or Marcel Ianco. Moreover, especially for this campaign, two sculptures on music subjects, “The Bust of Beethoven” by Dimitrie Paciurea and “Feminine Nude with a Mandolin” by Boris Caragea will be revealed. To allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy this “visual concert”, the visiting hours for the National Gallery of NMAR will be prolongued until 19:00 hrs on every Wednesday this September.

The second tour is designed for the European Art Gallery as a demonstration that music inspired artists from all places and all centuries: while admiring works by great artists such as El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt or Monet, the visitors will encounter one artwork on music subjects accompanying each of the five schools being shown (Italian, Spanish, German, French and Dutch). Excusivelly during this campaign the European Art Gallery will show „Still Life With Music Notes” by a German XVIII-th century artist.

The third tour is designed for the Art Colections Museum, to be found at no. 111, Calea Victoriei. It is about how passion for music and visual arts accompanied each other even in the way in which collectors chose their favourite artwork, many of them having focused on pieces on musical subjects. This is the case with the Corneliu Baba, Iosif Iser, Anastase Simu, Garabet Avachian or Moise Weinberg collections. These are also the five targets of this tour. Within the Baba and Iser Colections, musical instruments having belonged to the two painters will be exposed.


Looking forward to welcoming you on our premises,
The National Museum of Art of Romania