Celebrating Brâncuşi – An Imaginary Day in the Studio

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one’s self by entering into the real sense of things. —Constantin Brâncuşi

Every year on February 19th museums around the world celebrate the timelessly enchanting sculptures of Constantin Brâncuşi. Being born and raised in the city where the Endless Column, the Gate of the Kiss and the Table of Silence inhabit—Târgu-Jiu—, I decided to photographically capture an imaginary visit to Brâncuşi’ studio. I would guess that he would be surrounded by the most beloved objects representing his Romanian identity; here, he would enjoy a Romanian appetizer called zacusca. Being in an artist’ studio means experiencing something intense, where the space articulates for the spirit.

Brâncuşi’ sculptures demand nothing less than eternity because of the invisible dimensions of the world that the artist could see and create. Back when I was living in Romania, I remember loving to visit the Endless Column, which it was just across the street from my high-school. I would look up, and around, and up again at the column like it was the axis of the whole world. Experiencing Brâncuşi is seeing differently. Don’t be afraid to look and see, and meditate on the magic that we, as humankind, can achieve.

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