Constanta Art Museum

Nicolae Grigorescu, Flori de nalbă, ulei pe carton, 300 x 170

„Turkish Women at the Fountain”

Vasile POPESCU (1894–1944)

In the 19th century, Dobrogea was a fascinating source of inspiration for Romanian artists through its stony and arid landscape, the presence of the sea, the specific light, but also the exotic population. The attraction that this Romanian province exerted on artists, a true ethnic mosaic, gave Vasile Popescu the opportunity to penetrate the oriental specifics of the provincial world, which he masterfully rendered. Painted in 1937, the painting depicts three female characters of Turkish ethnicity. The three Turkish women, represented barefoot, wearing sashes and hijabs, on their heads, and posing for the painter, represent the very motif of the painting. The women wear clothes specific to the Turkish ethnicity, two of them white, and one in shades of purple and pink, and the face of the one in the middle is covered by a veil. Through this painting, the artist presents himself as a true master of colors, creating a real play of lights, shadows, shapes and colors.

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