Romanian Scenic Designers: Lena Constante, Reuven Rubin, Liviu Ciulei, Jean Negulesco, Edmond Van Saanen Algi

Romanian Scenic Designers: Lena Constante, Reuven Rubin, Liviu Ciulei, Jean Negulesco, Edmond Van Saanen Algi

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Chapters: Lena Constante, Reuven Rubin, Liviu Ciulei, Jean Negulesco, Edmond Van Saanen Algi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Lena Constante (June 18, 1909November 2005) was a Romanian artist, essayist and memoirist, known for her work in stage design and tapestry. A family friend of Communist Party politician Lucreiu Ptrcanu, she was arrested by the Communist regime following the conflict between Ptrcanu and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej. She was indicted in his trial and spent eight years as a political prisoner. Constante was the wife of the musicologist Harry Brauner, and the sister-in-law of the painter Victor Brauner. Born in Bucharest, she was the daughter of an Aromanian journalist (who had immigrated from Macedonia) and his Romanian wife. The Constante family left the city during the World War I German occupation, and Lena spent much of her childhood in Iai, Kherson, Odessa, London and Paris. Returning at the end of the conflict, she studied Painting at the Romanian Art Academy in Bucharest, and established friendships with leading intellectuals of her time, including Brauner, Mircea Vulcnescu, Petru Comarnescu, Henri H. Stahl, Mihail Sebastian, and Paul Sterian. During the period, she became sympathetic to left-wing politics and joined the sociological project initiated by Dimitrie Gusti, aiding in the creation of comprehensive monographs on traditional Romanian society; her visits to various villages acquainted her with traditional folk art, especially religious icons, which she later used as inspiration in her work. Constante first exhibited her art in 1934, and had personal shows in 1935, and 1946; her last exhibit before being arrested occurred in Ankara, Turkey (1947). After 1945, she was employed as a stage designer by the newly-found...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=8621682