Exhibition “Braşov pictures – art and document”
Autor: Anca Maria Zamfir
Cuvinte cheie: Braşov, Expoziţie, Stampe, Fotografii, Muzeu
Keywords: Braşov, Exibition, Engravings, Photographs, Museum
Braşovul este printre puţinele oraşe din ţară care au suscitat un interes susţinut şi constant din partea artiştilor, atât a celor locali, cât şi a celor străini. Acest lucru s-a datorat aspectului particular al arhitecturii sale şi cadrului natural, ambele conferindu-i pitorescul generator de emoţii estetice. Reprezentările grafice ale oraşului din secolele XVII-XX, dincolo de calităţile lor artistice, au, în multe cazuri, un pronunţat caracter documentar, fiind singurele mărturii ale imaginii oraşului şi a clădirilor sale, unele dispărute, înainte de inventarea fotografiei.
Expoziţia de grafică, gravură şi fotografie „Braşovul în imagini – Artă şi document”, deschisă în trei săli ale Muzeului de Artă Braşov în perioada 14 mai-18 iulie 2010, marchează împlinirea în anul 2010 a 775 de ani de la prima atestare documentară a Braşovului.
Brasov is one of the few cities that have consistently attracted sustained interest of local and foreign artists. This was due to the particular aspect of its architecture and landscape, both giving rise to aesthetic emotions. Graphical representations of the city from the XVII-XX, beyond their artistic qualities, have in many cases, a strong documentary value for the image of the city and its buildings, some missing today, before the invention of photography.
The graphics, engraving and photography exhibition “Brasov Pictures – Art and document, open in three halls of the Museum of Art Brasov between May 14 to July 18, 2010, marked this year the 775 years of the first documentary mention of Brasov.
The exhibition was conducted in collaboration with the Romanian Academy, Brasov National Archives and some collectors who have lent pieces from their collections, and was accompanied by a catalog. It included images of the city on maps of Transylvania from XVII-XIX centuries, city plans, prints, drawings, watercolors and photographs. To provide more comprehensive information the exhibition was supplemented by documentary material – replicas of the city’s representation that could not be displayed in original and text panels, on which were cited descriptions of Brasov made by foreign travelers and scholars of the XVI-XIX centuries (Johannes Honterus, Sebastian Münster, Giovanandrea Gromo, Antonio Possevino, Ludwig Rohbock, Charles Boner, John Paget). Same end, a touch screen continuously ran images of photographs of the city from the late nineteenth century, which could not be exposed, made by Leopold Adler and Carl Muschalek from Brasov.