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metamorphosis/horses Print

Luminita Taranu


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colored drawing on paper: ink, pencil, guasch, watercolor. This “metamorphosis” is part of my artistic production "Anatomic Tables", so named by the historian and critic of modern and contemporary art Giorgio Di Genova. The horse is one of the most beloved animals by man, for his nobility, for the beauty of its proportions, for his great personality, a masterpiece of nature. I rapresentated the metamorphosis of the horsesl's body through the interpretation of my artistic research, customized by metamorphosis and by mutation. I began working around this theme 30 years ago, when my favourite works were the drawings, engravings and lithographies. Then, I started to use the body of animals (cow, horse, wild boar, pork) and the human body as pretexts in my creations. In the drawing it is a metamorphosis of the horse's body, as a symbol of perfect balance, natural harmony, beauty, nobility. The design has been exhibited in numerous and exhibitions. Among the most important: the personal exhibition Drawings and lithographs, to the Palazzo Borghese, in Monte Porzio Catone (Rome), 1987; "Metamorphosis" to the Renaissance Historian Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagaloro (Rome), 1988, with an installation created specifically for my works and for the particular beautiful interior of the building designed and created by the Architect Pietro Bagli Pennacchi. And like my personal exhibition in the famous Palazzo Valentini, in Rome, 1991, with the same installation created by the architect for my works and for the ancient Roman space, in the Trajan baths.

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Size:9 W x 12 H x 0.1 D in

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Born in Lugoj, Romania. Established in Italy since 1987, where he lives and works. Awards received: in 1987 she was awarded a National Prize of Romanian Visual Artists Union for drawing, engraving and lithography. 1996 won a silver plate for work SUPERSLIDE 29at the 23° Sulmona Prize International Contemporary Art Competition, Diocesan Civic Museum, Sulmona (AQ), Abruzzo; 2012 she received the Art Critics’ Special Mention for her pictorial installation Metaphor: Central Group Y + Central Detail + Lower Detail at the Lìmen International Art Competition held at the Enrico Gagliardi Museum in Vibo Valentia, Calabria; 2013 her project COWMAN of the World - was selected through competition and has participated at the inaugural Opening of the New Science Museum MUSE in Trento, designed by Archistar Renzo Piano. He participated with two digital installations and drawing performance. June 22, 2018 he was awarded the "Excellency Award" of the Romanian Government "100 for Centenary" (10 for Italy), held at Romanian Academy in Rome, for his artistic work made in Italy. Conferred by MPRP. 2020 - She was awarded the Special Prize for the Foreign Artist at 47°Sulmona Prize International Contemporary Art for the work PICTA MANENT 2020. Diocesan Civic Museum Sulmona (Aquila), Abruzzo. Works present in museums collection: MAGI ‘900 Museum of Italian Generations of '900, Pieve di Cento (Bologna) Scuderie Aldobrandini City Museum, Frascati (Rome) Museum Contemporary Art TEORA city Permanent Collection Center for Research, Documentation and Promotion Constantin Brancusi, Targu Jiu (Romania) Museum of History and Contemporary Art in Blaj, Romania National Library of San Nilo Abbey, Grottaferrata (Roma) Museum of the House of Dante Alighieri Foundation, Torre de’ Passeri (Abruzzo). Private collection: Italy, SUA. They wrote about his work modern and contemporary art critics: Mario de Candia, Giorgio Di Genova, Alessandro Masi, Alberto Dambruoso, Simonetta Lux, Grigore Arbore Popescu, Barbara Martusciello, Arnaldo Romani Brizzi, Ivana D'Agostino, Cinzia Folcarelli, Stefania Severi, Federica Di Castro, Adrian Guța The connecting thread of Ţăranu’s artistic development is metamorphosis, which also becomes a working method and a research method for conceptual and structural transformation in both graphic and pictorial form and in the construction of mega-objectual and digital installations.

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