Published by Silvana Editoriale. Text by Monica Enache, Valentina Iancu.
The founder of plein air painting in Romania, Nicolae Grigorescu (1838–1907) introduced Impressionism into his country. Arriving in Paris in 1861, Grigorescu worked and studied alongside the greatest artists of his time, from Jean-François Millet and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot to Pierre-August Renoir and Claude Monet. Grigorescu’s palette combined the best of all of them to direct an intense, sensual light onto the everyday life of his country. Romania’s warm countryside, the gentle melancholy of its lakes, forests, fields and villages, and Grigorescu’s portraits of gypsies and peasants are all illuminated in this landmark catalogue.