ANASTASESCU (ANASTASE), Dimitrie (Dumitru)







CRITICAL REVIEW


        He begins with portraits. The sculpture he realises during his first stage of creation is characterised by a concise, classical vision, a vision sometimes modernised due to the usage of the impressionist patterns. In the late 1930s, his art is influenced by the legionary rhetoric (The Archangel and The Flying Dragon's Fountain). After his exile in France, in the late 40s, he devotes himself to the numismatics of medals.

Corina Teacă
 


BIOGRAPHY

(Rucăr, 1909 - Paris, 1984; he emigrated to France 1948)

Higher Education:
1927 - 1930 - École des Beaux-Arts, with Jean Boucher (probably also with Charles Despiau), Paris, France.

Member of the Fine Arts Fiels
Member of Fine Arts Union (excluded in 1945)
 


PROJECTS

Solo Exhibitions:

1994 - Medal Exhibitions, The National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest.
 
Group Exhibitions:

1929, 1930 - French Artists Exhibition, Paris;
1933, 1939 - Official Exhibition, Bucharest;
1940 - Legionary Work Exhibition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
1942 - The Official Exhibition of Transnistria, Fine Arts Academy, Odesa, Ukraine.
 
Museums:
- Bucharest;
- Romanian Academy Collections;
- The National Museum of Art of Romania (Woman Torso)
Awards and Prizes:
1971 - Bachelor of the Arts and Literature Order, France;
         - Bachelor of the Medal, with a right for permanent residency in Italy, given by Vatican.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bénézit, Emmanuel, Dictionnaire critique et documentairedes peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, I, Paris, 1966.
Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor  din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. I, lit. A-G, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, pp. 29 - 30.
Deac, Mircea, 50 de ani de sculptură, Bucureşti, 2000.
Oprescu, George, Muzeul Toma Stelian, Bucureşti, 1939.
Pelin, Mihai, Deceniul prăbuşirilor (1940-1950). Vieţile pictorilor, sculptorilor şi arhitecţilor români între legionari şi stalinişti, Bucureşti, 2005.
Teacă, Corina, Artă şi ideologie: Expoziţia Munca legionară, Studii şi cercetări de istoria artei, 2011, p. 199.

Surse web:
http://www.historicalmedal.com/collections/index.php?cat=58
http://www.tudor-art.com/main.php?category=artist&language=1&id=5596&ses=da