Lot 8, Sultana Maitec - The Sun, 2010 - Romanian artists in the spotlight - Art in Central and Eastern Europe <br> 6th of October - Auctions

The Sun, 2010


Size: 65 x 130 cm

With frame: 68 x 133 cm

Medium: Gold leaf on canvas


Private collection, Bucharest. Previously bought from the Artist Estate.

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist Estate.


Bucharest, România

Bidding begins Oct 3, 10:00 GMT+2
Starting price €5,500
Estimate €7,000 - €9,000

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Like many of her fellow Romanian artists, painter and graphic artist Sultana Maitec was trained in the school of realist figurative art of the 1950s, when socialist ideology tried to take control of the artistic discourse. Deemed as “the artist of gold”, she managed to maintain a distinct, individual profile from the imposed visual doctrine. By working with gold-leaf as her chosen medium of expression, she succeeded in depicting a world that was in many ways impossible to represent. She positioned herself as a non-figurative painter and chose her own discreet path of resistance against the dominant ideology of her time. Her works have been presented in various exhibitions in Romania and abroad, including in the Romanian Academy, Rome; Mall Galleries, London; National Art Gallery, Athens; The Art of this Century Gallery, New York; Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Műcsarnok, Budapest; Foundation Nationale des Arts Plastiques, Paris; and Gallerie Jeanne Castel, Paris.


The work was exhibited in the exhibition Maitec - Lemn, Aur, Lumina, at The National Museum of Art in Romania.


The work is reproduced in the catalogue 'Maitec - Lemn, Aur, Lumina'.

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