The National Museum of Art of Romania

THE WORLD OF LÖWENDAL’S CHARACTERS

Approximately 120 works illustrate Löwendal's diverse artistic output; they include paintings, stage design and costume sketches made during his years in Chernivtsi, graphic art, sketches from the totalitarian period, posters and advertisements.

Open: 13 October 2017 –  31 January 2018
Art Collections Museum, Calea Victoriei no. 111
Visiting hours: Saturday to Wednesday, 10.00 – 18.00 (October – April)

 

 

The World of Löwendal’s Characters exhibition at the Art Collections Museum organized by the National Museum of Art of Romania (MNAR) and the Löwendal Foundation marks the 120th birth anniversary of George Löwendal (1897- 1964).

The exhibition reveals the creative force of a prolific artist whose works cover different styles and genres, ranging from avant-garde stage design to haunting expressionist portraits, from landscapes bearing the imprint of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to neo-Byzantine religious painting. Approximately 120 works illustrate Löwendal's diverse artistic output; they include paintings, stage design and costume sketches made during his years in Chernivtsi, graphic art, sketches from the totalitarian period, posters and advertisements.

Born in St. Petersburg in a noble family with old Danish princely descent, George Löwendal arrived  in Romania after the First World War by an accident of fate. He first stopped in Bucharest (1921-1925) and later settled for a decade in Chernivtsi, where he worked as a set designer and technical director of the newly established National Theater. The cosmopolitan city of Chernivtsi, an iconic  Central European place , was without a doubt  beneficial for Löwendal's creativity, as proven by his set  and costume sketches and the expressionist studies of his portraits, created under the influence  of various theatrical and artistic movements.

Partner: The National Theater Festival (FNT).
Curators: Ruxandra Demetrescu and Cristina Cojocaru

Art Collections Museum, Calea Victoriei no. 111
Open: 13 October 2017 - 31 January 2018
Visiting hours: Saturday to Wednesday, 10.00 - 18.00 (October - April)
Ticket: 10 lei
Free: every first Wednesday of the month