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Today’s Memory – Coloana fără sfârșit / The Endless Column

Coloana fără sfârșit a fost inaugurată la Târgu Jiu

27 octombrie 1938


 

 

Celebra sculptură a lui Constantin Brâncuși, Coloana fără sfârșit, este parte a trilogiei Ansamblului Monumental din Târgu Jiu. Denumirea originală era Coloana recunoștinței fără sfârșit, fiind dedicată soldaților români din Primul Război Mondial căzuți în 1916 în luptele de pe malul Jiului.

Are o înălțime de 29,35 metri și este compusă din 16 module octaedrice suprapuse, respectiv având la extremitățile inferioară și superioară câte o jumătate de modul.

Coloana fără sfârșit, sau a „sacrificiului infinit”, considerată de către Sydnei Geist „punctul de vârf al artei moderne”, reprezintă un adevărat testament spiritual al artistului, un adevărat axis mundi, menit parcă să sprijine în veșnicie bolta cerului.

Mai mult: http://brancusi.1dez.com/opere/coloana-infinitului.html

 

Coloana recunostinței fără sfârșit (The Column of Endless Gratitude)

 

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The Endless Column, the famous sculpture by Constantin Brâncuși it was inaugurated in Târgu Jiu, Romania

27 October 1938

The Endless Column (often it is called the Column of Infinite ) symbolizes the „Infinite Sacrifice” of the Romanian soldiers and it is considered by Sidney Geist „the top point of the modern Art„. The Endless Column stacks 17 rhomboidal modules, with a half-unit at the top. The incomplete top unit is thought to be the element that expresses the concept of the infinite. Brâncuși had experimented with this form as early as 1918, with an oak version now found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The modules were made in the central workshop of Petroșani (Atelierele Centrale Petroșani), assembled by Brâncuși’s friend engineer Ștefan Georgescu-Gorjan (1905–1985). All 17 rhomboidal modules accumulate a total height of 29.3 m.

In the 1950s, the Romanian communist government planned to demolish the column, but this plan was never executed. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and the fall of the Communist regime, there was renewed interest in restoring the column, which by that time suffered from tilting, cracking, metal corrosion, and an unstable foundation. For these reasons the site was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. The restoration was facilitated by the Fund, which organized meetings for the stakeholders in 1998 and provided funding through American Express. Subsequently, the site was restored between 1998 and 2000 through a collaborative effort of the Romanian Government, the World Monuments Fund, the World Bank, and other Romanian and international groups.

More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endless_Column

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The Column of Endless Gratitude

 

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