HARȘIA, Teodor (1914, Filipașu Mare, Mureș - 1987, Cluj-Napoca)
12 x 16 cm
good state of preservation
Artistic education: School of Fine Arts, Cluj (1929-1932), under the coordination of Professor Catul BOGDAN; "Ion Andreescu" Institute of Fine Arts, Cluj (1949-1953).
Between 1948 and 1984, the artist organized nine national solo exhibitions in Cluj, Bucharest, Târgu Mureș. He was part of the Group of Romanian Artists from Transylvania (1941-1943). Between 1945 and 1947 he participated in group exhibitions in Cluj and exhibited en masse at the Transylvanian Salon (1947). Starting with the 1950s, he was for two decades an appreciated teacher of the "Ion Andreescu" Institute of Fine Arts, Cluj.
“By painting in contact with nature, Harșia developed the image not in the direction of its veracity, but in that of the expressive coherence of color. That is why he deviated from the local tone, so beloved by the Barbizonist painting, covering the surface with the rumble of some harmonies in consonance with his affective state, which he celebrates. Here is what he confessed (...): The state, the emotion, is usually old, it is repeated several times and tried to achieve it. But I would like to be able to express it in such a way that it seems that then it was discovered, then it was lived for the first time. I want it fresh, not artificial /.../. Somewhere in me there is the image of the picture that I follow, that I always look for in nature. ” (Negoiță Lăptoiu, Incursions in Romanian art, vol. VI, Napoca Star Publishing House, 2016, p. 82).
This paper represents a miniature with a strong suggestive force generated by the emotional impact on a perfect mastery of the plastic vocabulary, of the synthetic-chromatic reference component.