Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuşi from Târgu Jiu


Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuşi from Târgu Jiu

Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuşi from Târgu Jiu is an homage to the Romanian heroes of the First World War. The three sculptures — "The Table of Silence", "The Kiss Gate" and "The Endless Column" — are disposed on an axis 1275 m long, oriented West-East.

"The Table of Silence" is made from limestone. Originally the twelve chairs were much closer to the table and were arranged in pairs.

"The Kiss Gate" coord|45|2|18.07|N|23|16|9.79|E|display=inline, of Banpotoc travertine (marble), features a kiss motif on the gate pillars . The whole work is supported on a steel axle, set in a concrete foundation 5 square meters.

"The Endless Column" coord|45|2|8.90|N|23|16|51.20|E|display=inline stacks 17 rhomboidal cast iron modules (formerly brassed) in a 29.3 m high column. The modules were made in the central workshop of Petroşani, assembled under the engineer Ştefan Georgescu-Gorjan, and completed October 27, 1938. The column was restored in 1964.

External links

(Public Domain Photo - Moka Gallery) Constantin Brâncuşi

  1. [http://moka.t2i.info/thumbnails-40.html "Endless Column"]
  2. [http://moka.t2i.info/thumbnails-183.html "The Kiss Gate"]
  3. [http://moka.t2i.info/thumbnails-41.html "Table of Silence"]

* [http://www.panoramio.com/photo/818161 Poarta Sărutului]
* [http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1208263 Coloana Infinitului]

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