Exhibition centering on five couples of artists on Day of Families

A century of arts in Moldova is presented at an exhibition titled “Couples of Artists” at the National Museum of Arts of Moldova. The exhibition includes the works of ten artists who formed famous couples and consists of 51 exhibits, such as paintings, graphic and ceramic works, IPN reports.

“This is an exhibition project implemented in partnership with the Culture Division of the Chisinau City Hall. It is an exhibition oriented to the family in connection with the Day of Families. But it focuses primarily on the couples that worked together but didn’t create common works. Moreover, in this exhibition we will see not affinities, but rather differences,” said the director general of the National Museum of Arts Tudor Zbârnea.

The exhibition starts with Auguste Baillayre and Lidia Arionescu-Baillayre, who brought avant-garde art to the Bessarabian plastic arts in the first half of the 20th century. Tudor Zbârnea said the couple exhibited together more in Russia than in Moldova and they were among those who founded the first Pinacothèque in Chisinau, contributing to laying the foundations of the museum heritage.

The next generation of plastic artists is represented by the couple Moisei and Eugenia Gamburd. Doctor of arts Tudor Stăvilă said Moisei Gamburd borrowed from his profession a contemporary approach to the treatment of modern arts. As an artist, he made his debut in the interwar period with works of the Nistru meadow and in the postwar period with works that matched socialist realism. The works of Eugenia Gamburd belong only to the postwar period and represent sceneries of Chisinau and its peripheries.

Among the other couples are Valentina Rusu-Ciobanu and Glebus Sainciuc, who had a common destiny in the interwar and postwar periods, being at different poles in creation, Mihail Grecu and Esfira Grecu, who influenced the national contemporary arts in the postwar period, and Ana Baranovici and Dimitrie Sevastianov, who created in the same period.

The exhibition can be visited until July 10.

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