The twenty-seven-year-old Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncusi walked from Bucharest to Paris in 1903 and 1904 as a preparation and prelude to becoming the most important sculptor of the twentieth century. Brancusi leaves his small village of Hobita, south of the Carpathian Mountains and walks through Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and parts of France to arrive in Paris, the metropolis of world culture for the first three decades of the 1900s. He walks in spring, summer, winter and autumn, treading the landscape away from the beaten track, experiencing sights, having adventures, suffering hardships, looking, touching and feeling the world as a preparation of what is to come for him. The film features many versions of certain of Brancusi's later manufactured sculptures and makes suggested inspiration for them on his 1,200-mile walk. It is a film to be seen from an artist's point of view: concentrating on ideas, materials, forms and textures taken from the sculptor's ...
The 27-year-old Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi walked from Romania to Paris as a preparation and prelude to becoming the 20th century's most important sculptor.
Did You Know?
People often mistake the pronunciation of the name Brancusi. The last 'i' is not pronounced as 'i' but morphs the preceding 's' into an 'sh' sound. Correct pronunciation is thus 'Brancush'. See more