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Geta Caragiu exhibition 07 March 2017
“Toma and His Kinsmen”, Geta Caragiu Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition in the NTB Rotunda On Tuesday, 7 March 2017, from 6.00 p.m., an extensive sculpture and drawing exhibition of the well-known artist Geta Caragiu shall be varnished in the Rotunda of the Small Hall foyer of the ”I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest. The opening shall take place in the presence of the artist and shall be prefaced by Ion Caramitru, general manager of NTB. Born in 1929, in an old family of Aromanians, Geta Caragiu Gheorghiță is the younger sister of the actor Toma Caragiu, who passed away tragically 40 years ago in the earthquake of March 1977 and of Matilda Caragiu–Marioțeanu (1927-2009), prominent academician and philologist, exceptional personalities who left their unmistakable mark on the culture of this country. Aged 88, sculptress Geta Caragiu does not tire of still leaving deep marks in Romanian sculpture. She was a professor at the „Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute for Visual Arts of Bucharest, sculpture department, counting among her students Aurel Vlad, Adrian Ioniță, Ion Mândrescu, Gheorghe Zărnescu, Liviu Brezeanu etc. She is the authoress of numerous public sculptures, citing among others The Equestrian Statue of Mihai the Brave from Oradea, placed in 1994 in the Union Square of Oradea; The Bust of Grigore Antipa, inaugurated in 1995 in the Tulcea Municipality or the statue of historian Vasile Pârvan, located in front of the History Museum of Bacău County – all achieved together with sculptor Alexandru Gheorghiță, her husband. She also created the bronze bust of Toma Caragiu, unveiled in Ploiești on 15 November 2000, when the great actor would have turned 75. She is at the same time the authoress of countless small-size sculptures, being awarded, among others, a Prize for Excellence for the work Shrine at the „Constantin Brâncuși” International Salon for Small Sculpture at the Art Museum of Târgu Jiu (2008). The exhibition at the National Theatre, significantly entitled Toma and His Kinsmen – perpetual tribute paid to the deceased brother – shall feature for the first time not only sculptures, but also a series of drawings by Geta Caragiu. The exhibition shall be open until 18 April 2017 and can be visited daily, except for Mondays, from 2.00 - 7.00 p.m.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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