Lot 61

Virgil Preda

Inscription (Inscripție)


Oil on canvas
70 × 50 cm (27.6 × 19.7 inch)

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Artwork description

Signed, stamp signed, dated and titled on the back "Virgil Preda, 2001, Inscripție"

Lot Notes

Virgil Preda’s legacy is strongly related to his abstract period. According to the artist, the signs he depicted needed no further explanation. Preda believed transcendence could be reached through plastic language alone. In his compositions form and colour are both of great importance, as their balance generates uniformity and harmony and reveal space as a pure concept: “deep down my soul lives the nostalgia of paradise lost”.


Virgil Preda

Bucharest, 1923 - Bucharest, 2011


Solo (Selection)
  • 2001 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1996 - Brazilian Embassy, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1983 - Italian Cultural Institute, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1978 - Eforie Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1977 - Raffadali Gallery, Raffadali, Italy (International)
  • 1969 - Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1965 - Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1992 - Steven Metzier Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA (International)
  • 1984 - Romanian Academy Gallery, Rome, Italy (International)
  • 1973 - "Romanian Contemporary Art", Venice, Italy (International)

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