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. . And the angels whisper hushes. “Prince Charming of the year”. Round about their nests alight... Dear... Popescu Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) was a romantic poet. All is harmony and slumber. Dear. In the garden flowers sleeping.. good night ! Silence through the forest creeping. On the earth a silver light. Notable works: “Lucifer”. often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet... “Satire III”. novelist and journalist.Romanian Writers DROWSY BIRDS Drowsy birds at even gliding. Peaceful dreams ! O’er the sky stars without number. In among the branches hiding. Shut your eyes ! Glides the swan among the rushes To its rest where moon light gleams. good night ! Translated by Corneliu M. Lullaby the river sighs.

Vasile Alecsandri Ion Luca Caragiale (1821-1890) (1852-1912) Emil Cioran (1911-1994) Marin Preda (1922-1990) Ion Creanga (1837-1889) Iulia Hasdeu (1869-1888) Grigore Ureche (1590-1647) George Bacovia (1881-1957) Tudor Vianu (1898-1964) Miron Costin (1633-1691) George Calinescu George Cosbuc (1866-1918) (1899-1965) Ioan Slavici (1848-1925) Ion Barbu (1895-1961) Gellu Naum (1915-2001) Liviu Rebreanu Grigore Alexandrescu (1810-1885) (1885-1944) Lucian Blaga (1895-1961) Ionel Teodoreanu (1897-1954) Mihail Sadoveanu Mircea Eliade Costache Negruzzi Nichita Stanescu Nicolae Labis Tudor Arghezi Titu Maiorescu (1935-1956) (1808-1868) (1840-1917) (1880-1967) (1933-1983) (1880-1961) (1907-1986) .

Romanian Artists ~ composers ~ Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) George Enescu (1881-1955) Anton Pann (1790-1854) Ciprian Porumbescu (1853-1883) .

~ painters ~ Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907) Stefan Luchian (1868-1917) “Selfportrait” Nicolae Tonitza (1886-1940) “Selfportrait” Ion Andreescu (1850-1882) “Selfportrait” .

~ sculptors ~ Ion Irimescu (1903-2005) Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) .

1961) Cristian Mungiu (b. 1975) Corneliu Porumboiu (b. 1968) Cristi Puiu (b.~ film directors ~ Sergiu Nicolaescu (1930-2013) Horatiu Malaele (b. 1975) .

1978) Maia Morgenstern (b. 1918) Ion Caramitru (b.1951) . 1962) Marcel Iures (b.~ actors ~ Mircea Albulescu (b.1934) Radu Beligan (b.1942) Monica Birladeanu (b.

1935) . 1939) Stela Popescu (b.1933) Florian Pittiș (1943-2007) Alexandru Arsinel (b.1936) Victor Rebengiuc (b.Amza Pellea (1931-1983) Florin Piersic (b.

Easter Tradition – Painted Eggs The most readily recognizable examples of Romanian art are the famed painted eggs. especially prominent around Easter time. The oldest known were painted with aqua fortis (nitric acid) on a traditional red background. . They’re available in nearly all shops and street markets. Painting of real hollowed-out eggs was an integral part of preparations for this festival of renewal. Intricate patterns were actually secret languages known only to residents of the regions where they were painted. Women and children gathered in someone’s home and spent a day painting and gossiping.

Moldova. it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. appreciation and respect. and all territories inhabited by Romanians and Aromanians. Symbolically. and especially in urban areas. In modern times. The tradition is authentic in Romania. which according to old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year.Mărțișoris an old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring. . the Mărțișor lost most of its talisman properties and became more of a symbol of friendship or love. on March the 1st.

Dimbovita and Prahova use red. reflecting influences of the Ottoman Empire. yellow. and silver threads. southern regions of Arges. gold. reflecting its Saxon heritage. Muscel. Buzau uses terra cotta. done throughout the country. black maroon. Sibiu uses graphic black and white motifs.Embroidery on folk costumes worn for holidays and special occasions (like weddings) follows strict regional patterns and serves also as a sort of secret language known only to people within the different regions. . Oas uses green and Moldavia uses orange and the Voronet blue made worldfamous by its use on the monastery of the same name. Especially beautiful is cut embroidery on white or ecru linen and cotton.

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