Description - Despite Ceaușescu: A Collection of Romanian Art by Frances Tyler

An important survey of art from a little-studied period of Romanian art history "It is truly extraordinary to me that so much beauty has sprung from such dark times in Romania, and that is what this book wishes to capture. Art speaks its own language." - From the Preface Despite Ceausescu focuses on 91 works, by 13 artists - Horia Bernea, Stefan Câltia, Marin Gherasim, Vasile Gorduz, Marcel Guguianu, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Georgeta Naparus, Ion Nicodim, Ion Pacea, Corneliu Petrescu, Silvia Radu, Gheorghe Saru and Icon workshop - drawn from the 900-work Tyler Collection of Romanian Art at the University of Tasmania. The paintings, sculpture, and ceramics were created by artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Fully illustrated throughout in colour -with catalogue plates and a checklist - each work of art features an entry with specifications, artist biographical information, stylistic influences, significance and social context, as well as notes. The photographs are by Lee Ewing, sculpture photographer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. AUTHOR: Frances Tyler headed Publications at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, for nearly three decades and then became their strategic planning officer. she has lived in Washington, DC for almost fifty years. 150 colour illustrations

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