Constantin Brâncuși, one of Romania’s most celebrated artists, born 145 years ago, on February 19,1876 in Hobiţa, Gorj, Romania, was a sculptor, painter, and photographer who made his career in France. Considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century and a pioneer of modernism, Brâncuși is called „the patriarch of modern sculpture.” He studied in Bucharest, in Munich, and at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1905 to 1907. His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art. Brâncuși was inspired by non-European cultures as a source of primitive exoticism, as did Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and others. Other big influences emerge from Romanian folk art traceable through Byzantine and Dionysian traditions.
Lost, wandering the dark paths of my empty soul,
Suspended between earth and paradise,
With this sharp pain and dreams beyond my control,
My thoughts of you like silent stars arise,
The only light I see it’s in your eyes,
The only sound I hear is from your laughter,
and from the love’s arrow that flies and flies,
for our lost love chasing after.
Why are you hiding now, my love?
Or maybe you are yet unborn?
I’m mourning silently like a deep hurt dove,
There are no roses without a thorn.
I thought I could survive alone,
But I am lost forever without you,
I am like a cold, gray, broken stone,
Come back to me, let’s start anew.
About the Poet:
Marius Alexandru born, and raised in Arad, Romania, came to the United States in 1997, where he currently lives with his…
Inside your scars grows a new flower, After a miserable long pitch-dark night, After the cruel betrayal hour, Bright colors glisten in the new morning light.
Your wound itches hurt and bleed, But from your scarring and tears, and pains, Will magically grow love’s eternal seed, and bloom white flowers in spring’s rains.
The countless bruises make you stronger, Through this temporary hardship, you learned perseverance, endurance, patience, Just wait, my friend, a little longer, You soon will shine in His glorious presence.