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Upholstery and Ceramics

We present the largest collection of Romanian tapestries in the country.

The selection criteria of the decorative artists present in the exhibition halls through their works is generous, in the sense that the tapestries of some great Romanian contemporary artists were chosen. There are well-known names at European level. It is worth mentioning the names and reputations of the artists who created the tapestries: Mimi Podeanu, Aurelia Gheaţă, Ioan Stendl, Ileana Balotă, Maria Mihalache Blendea and Constantin Blendea, Carmen Groza, Şerbana Drăgoescu, Ileana Teodorini - Dan, Maria Cociopolos, Simona Chintilă, Spiru Chintilă, Mariana Oloier Ghiţă, Vintilă Mihăilescu, Victoria Radu, Berta Benko - Mrazec, Ovidiu Paştina, Constanţa Crişan, Nicolae I Balaş, Pavel Codiţă, Lucreţia Pacea, Geta Brătescu, Liana Şaru, Diana Schor, Florin Menzopol and Cela Neamţu, along with many others. Each of the authors brings an innovative vision of the intimate springs that govern the relationship between tapestry, folk barks and perhaps even the decoration of archeological relics.

The means of aesthetic expression characteristic of the compositional space of the tapestries are subordinated to the desire to visually highlight the Romanian traditions and to highlight the achievements obtained so far, in this sense.

The use of natural textile fibers, mainly wool and cotton, the use of the basse-lisse and haute-lisse technique, the geometric stylization and the preservation of the simplified / synthetic expressions of plastic representation of the motifs represent the bridges with peasant art. Beyond these similarities, the works of the artists present in the unique collection of the patrimony of the Buzău County Museum are individualized through distinct compositional visions. The way of integrating the specific ornaments is achieved through a unique relationship, that between the whole composition and the significant detail.

On the other hand, the classical techniques of making the tapestry have peculiarities that distinguish this art from any other category of fabrics. Hidden warp and weft threads that do not cross the entire length of the fabric - limited to the chromatic areas imposed by the contours of the various elements of the decorative composition - are specific only to the tapestry. The transposition and orientation of the design according to which the decorative form is executed during the weaving is based on the interdependence between the structure and the chromatic effect of the form.

Worth noting for this stage in the evolution of the Romanian tapestry are the contributions of great and remarkable tapestry artists such as Mimi Podeanu, Aurelia Ghiaţă, Maria Blendea, Cela Neamţu, Ileana Balotă.

Through the diversity of styles and the patrimonial importance of the works, the Romanian contemporary tapestry exhibitions and the ceramic pieces from the art collection of the Buzău County Museum bring innumerable elements of plastic and visual novelty, constituting an edifying plea for understanding the aesthetic qualities of the monumental tapestry. that art. The works illustrate an important page in the history of Romanian textile art, making a meritorious contribution to the integration of national cultural-identity values, in the national and international circuit of textile creation.

Buzau County Museum

Buzau County Museum is the main museum institution in Buzau County. Its foundations were laid by Basil Iorgulescu and the development of the collections led to several stages of expansion. The current headquarters is the third. From 1977 until now it is housed in the building of the former Girls' School. The building, built between 1931 and 1937, is included in the list of historical monuments, being one of the most imposing buildings in the city.

The permanent exhibitions were opened here in 1980-1981, being subsequently modified and updated in 1986, 1990, 1999-2001, 2004, 2015-2017. The newest project was implemented after the complete restoration of the building (carried out in the period 2010-2015, based on the financing of 36,906,590 lei / 8,201,464 Euros offered through the Regional Operational Program 2007-2013).

In the 1980s and 1990s, the museum's collections became substantially richer as a result of archaeological research, acquisitions, and donations. In addition to the consistent collections of history and archeology, the museum's fund has grown steadily, enriching itself with valuable goods ethnographical, artist, numismatics and in the field of mineralogy and al natural sciences.

Under the auspices of the institution, a series of books were published ("Mousaios Library"), 2 annual scientific bulletins ("Mousaios" and "Annals of the Buzău”), Catalogs and monographs, fruit of the scientific research activity carried out within the museum institution.

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