Central Pavilion

In the Romanian painting, Constantin Piliuță homologates the genre scene as an expression of the everyday ridicule and paintings with floral theme as a way of manifestation of the aesthetics of simplicity and harmony of the palette. Both are touched not only by the pallor in a vivid, Levantine light, but also by ardent passions, expressed by the subtle arabesques of the composition. It is an illustration of that “spiritus loci” that paradoxically balances between frequenting chance and the serenity of contemplating one’s own inaction or beauty in its vegetal expression. Piliuță brought a smile to the history of our art, produced either by the spectacle of the contingent daily, or as an expression of delight when the simplicity of the world is revealed as its mystery.

Curator: Călin Stegerean