Curatorial project for painting and graphics exhibition
The National Museum of Art România, together with the Romanian Society of Botanical Artists, founded and run by Irina Neacșu, organized on 12 April – 5 May, 2019 the painting exhibition Wild Flowers in Romania – o botanical history.
The exhibition borought together valuable works from MNAR heritage as well as works from the collection of the Botanical Garden Dimtrie Brândza, Bucharest.
Emblematic works of well known artistic trends, realized by Griogorescu, Andreescu, Satmari or Țuculescu were exhibited during this event.
There were exhibited both artistic works and works of scientific interest that together gave a new and fresh image on the wild flora of Romania, which is so beautiful and unique.
As a curator, Irina Neacșu , together with the art historian Christiana Diaconu, managed to highlight the importance of nature and the importance of protecting it through works of art.
Personal painting exhibition
The exhibition “ Life of bulbs” took place between 23 May – 10 June at the Botanical Garden “Dimitrie Brândză” of the University of Bucharest. The event proved to be a unique journey into the spectacular univers of garden flowers, brought to the public in the form of botanical illustrations.
The exihibition included 22 works in which the plants have been represented on a natural scale.
The role of the event was to restore to the public a forgotten art form which finds its first works dedicated to wild flowers at the beginning of the 20thcentury. Angiolina Santocono was the one who opened this tradition and the last five years will be marked by the Transylvania Florilegiumproject organized by Prince’s School of Tradiotional Artand Prince of Well’s Foundation Romania.
The exhibited works have highlighted concepts such as love, time, beauty or ephemerality, managing to arouse powerful emotions.
Such works become important as they maintain a tradition dedicated to nature and beauty.
The studio has been launched in Brasov in 2017, as a personal studio with a display area, buy also with a class room dedicated to drawing and painting courses. All workshops are being led by irina Neacsu and by invited lecturers, mostly in connection to botanical art and to the launching of the Romanian Society of Botanical Artists.