On the 19th of February 1876 Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi was born and today we are celebrating what would’ve been his 138th birthday.
For those who don’t know, he is a Romanian sculptor born in the village of Hobita, Gorj County. His fame brought him on the same pedestal as two other sculpture geniuses, Michelangelo and Phidias. For most of his life he lived in Paris, where he also died.
He had left behind a vast work of art but up until now I’ve succeeded in seeing only three of his famous sculptures exhibited in Targu Jiu. This happened in the autumn of 2012, a sunny day as I remember it. I’ve started my visit at the “Column of the Infinite’’, the almost emptypark and the gentle blowing wind complementing the scenery. It was a chance of admiring the view without interference.
The sculpture is made of 15 modules (with two other half-units standing on top and bottom) and it reaches a height of 29,35 meters, being the only one from many attempts still standing tall and reaching for the sky. The completed work was unveiled on the 27th of October, 1938.
My feet took me afterwards at The Gate of the Kiss. The sun was setting. I enjoyed greatly the lively atmosphere found here and the stroll around the park.
At “The Table of Silence” there were a few people meditating in group.
I’ve waited for them to finish and then sat quietly at the table. And it was quiet and I could see the sun through the branches. It is indeed a good place to meditate.
The Monumental Ensemble route begins actually with “The Table of Silence” and it ends with “The Endless Column”, but being for the first time here I felt lost a little.
Hope you enjoy the photos and if you travel here, do it the right way!