CRITICAL REVIEW


          The younger brother of Carol and the son of Karl Stork, Frederick Storck, member of an elite artistic family in the times between the end of the 19th beginning of the 20th art both through his creation and also through his involvement in the socio-cultural life of the interwar era. Educated in Bucharest and München, Frederic Storck founded the famous group "Artistic Youth" which included the most important modern Romanian artists and he trained with his wife, Cecilia Cuţescu-Storck, a family of intellectuals and artists that often set the tone of renewals in the cultural scenery of the period.
          The scholastic style and the naturalist-realism also influenced Frederic Storck in the early stages of creation, so that after reaching maturity he departed from these recipes, following a more pronounced stylization of forms.
          Just like his brother, Carol, he worked on allegorical statues, such as Truth, Industry, Agriculture, in Carrara marble, but also on portraits of cultural and political personalities: Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Alexandru Macedonski, Mihai Eminescu, Anastasie Simu, Carol I or Queen Elisabeta. The sculptor’s favourite material was marble, probably because of the nobility with which he succeeded to represent his models and also because of its durability. The art of Carol and Frederic Storck represents a starting point and a landmark of the further development of Romanian sculpture, which will later embrace various directions and styles.


Luiza Barcan (2014)
 


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