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Patriarch of sculpture who carved a kiss in stone

By Constantin Brâncuși - Library of Congress, PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38989576

February 19, On this day   Constantin Brâncuși, often called the ‘patriarch of modern sculpture’, was born on February 19 close to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, an area known for its rich tradition of folk crafts, particularly woodcarving. Inevitably, Brâncuși’s influences emerge from Romanian folk art traceable through Byzantine and Dionysian traditions. His art emphasizes clean …

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