Ion Jalea (Romanian, 1887-1983)5

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Published on January 19, 2018

Author: sandamichaela


Slide1: 5 Slide2: Ion Jalea (1887-1983) renowned Romanian sculptor, recipient of National Prize for Sculpture (1941) and State Prize (1957). In 1957 he became People's Artist. Member of the Romanian Academy Tulcea Slide3: In 1908, after finishing the Arts and Craftsmanship School (Școala de Arte și Meserii), he entered the Belles-Arts Academy in Bucharest, where he studied with Professors sculptors Franz Storck and Dimitrie Paciurea. For accomplishing his studies, he went to Paris, at the Julian Academy, to become Bourdelle's apprentice. During World War One, Ion Jalea was part of the Romanian Army and fought in a series of battles. He was severely wounded and lost his left arm that had to be amputated next to the shoulder. After recuperating, despite being an amputee, he continued to dedicate his life to sculpture, as he did before. He became a well-known sculptor by working with his right arm only, and his greatest achievements were after he lost his arm Slide4: He created highly evoking statues of personalities (Spiru Haret and George Enescu in Bucharest), rulers' statues of a romantic look (Decebal at Deva; Mircea the Old at Tulcea; Drago ș  Voda and the aurochs); the Monument of Princess Safta Brâncoveanu; the Statue of Queen Elisabeth and the Muse with the harp; or allegorical representations (Hercules Fighting the Centaur in Herăstrău Park in Bucharest; Pegas, etc) Ceaikovski Slide5: Ion Jalea (1887-1983) Queen Elisabeth and the Muse with the harp Slide6: Statue of Queen Elisabeth of Romania famous poet writing over Carmen Sylva pseudonym    T he cliff of Constan ț a, on Queen Elisabeth Boulevard , and the Casino Slide7: Statue of Queen Elisabeth of Romania and  the Black Sea cliff  Slide8: The statuary group was made in 1937 by the sculptor Ion Jalea and paid through public subscription. It is formed of two elements: "The Statue of Queen Elisabeth" and "The Muse with the Harp". In the 50's, the communist regime decided to remove the statue and to replace it with another work of the same artist: "Archer Resting” Slide9: Pauline Elisabeth  Ottilie Luise zu Wied (1843 –1916) was the Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Carol I of Romania, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva . Queen Elisabeth, daughter of Hermann, prince of Wied, married Prince Karl von Hohenzollern in 1869, becoming the first queen of Romania in 1881 Slide10: Carmen Sylva, after her literary pen name, was greatly involved in the life of the country: she founded hospitals and ambulance services; she encouraged the raising of funds for charitable purposes and promoted the Romanian handicrafts . In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878, also known as the Romanian War of Independence, she devoted herself to the care of the wounded, and founded the Decoration of the Cross of Queen Elisabeth to reward distinguished service in such work. She fostered the higher education of women in Romania, and established societies for various charitable objects  Slide12: În anul 1948, statuia este coborâtă de pe soclu, este chiar împuşcată, în spate are urma unui glonţ şi aruncată prin diverse beciuri, până la înfiinţarea Muzeului de Artă din Constanţa, în inventarul căruia statuia intră în anul 1961, sub un titlu schimbat ( Dr. Doina Păuleanu ) In 1975, the work "The Muse with the Harp" was exhibited in the centre of Medgidia town, while the queen's statue remained in the basement of the Art Museum in Constanța Slide13: Following the restorations of 2013, the statuary group is again placed on the esplanade of the Casino while the work "Archer Resting" is displayed in the yard of Ion Jalea Museum Slide20: The Muse with the Harp Medgidia Slide21: "The Muse with the Harp” Medgidia Slide22: The Muse with the Harp Medgidia Slide23: Văratec Monastery (Neamț County) Slide24: Princess Safta Brâncoveanu is known for her philantropic activities. The hospital known as „Brâncovenesc”, situated in the middle of Bucharest, helped the poor for more than 100 years after a well structured program. ( In 1977 was demolished by dictator Ceaușescu ) Slide27: The princess, who became skema-nun at Văratec Monastery pleaded also for the unification of Moldavia and Wallachia, which happened about a half of year after her death Slide29: Funeral monument colonel Paul Str ă jescu Bellu Cemetery,  Bucharest Slide30: Funeral monument colonel Paul Str ă jescu Bellu Cemetery, Bucharest Slide31: Funeral monument Nicolescu family (co-worked with sculptor Ioan Georgescu) Bellu Cemetery, Bucharest Slide32: Funeral monument philanthropist Nicolae D Amira (1832-1919) Bellu Cemetery, Bucharest Slide33: Funeral monument philanthropist Nicolae D Amira (1832-1919) Bellu Cemetery, Bucharest Slide34: Avânt ul ( the Elan) Iată cum îl descria Ion Frunzetti pe maestrul Jalea la vârsta de 85 de ani: „Sculptorul mângâie zilnic lutul şi-l preface-n bronz şi mânuieşte unealta ce înlătură din blocul marmurelor tot ce nu-i statuie. Autor de dicţionare de piatră, codificând paro - lele noastre de recu - noaştere ca naţie“ Slide35: Girl head Slide37: Girl head Slide39: Marinarii Caii soarelui Slide45: Text & Pictures: Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Gheorghe Zamfir – Doina de la Doma ș nea ; Bocet 2018

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