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Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși & Endless Column 500 Lei Romania Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (1991)

Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși & Endless Column 500 Lei Romania Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (1991)

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Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși & Endless Column 500 Lei Romania Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (1991)

Reverse: Constantin Brâncuşi and his "Endless Column"
Lettering: Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957
500
cinci sute lei
FALSIFICAREA ACESTOR BILETE SE PEDEPSESTE CONFORM LEGILOR
BANCA NATIONALA A ROMANIEI

Obverse: Constantin Brâncuşi
Lettering: BANCA NATIONALA A ROMANIEI
GUVERNATOR
500
cinci sute lei
Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957
APRILIE 1991
500

Features
Issuer Romania
Period Republic (1989-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1991
Value 500 Lei (500 ROL)
Currency Third leu (1952-2005)
Composition Paper
Size 157 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 205411
References P# 98

WIkipedia:
Constantin Brâncuși (Romanian: [konstanˈtin brɨŋˈkuʃʲ]; February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century and a pioneer of modernism, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1905 to 1907. His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art. Brâncuși sought inspiration in non-European cultures as a source of primitive exoticism, as did Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and others. However, other influences emerge from Romanian folk art traceable through Byzantine and Dionysian traditions.

Wikipedia:
Endless Column
The Endless Column symbolizes the concept of infinity and the infinite sacrifice of the Romanian soldiers. The Endless Column stacks 15 rhomboidal modules, with a half-unit at the top and bottom, making a total of 16. The incomplete top unit is thought to be the element that expresses the concept of the infinite. Brâncuși had experimented with this form as early as 1918, with an oak version now found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The modules were made in the central workshop of Petroșani (Atelierele Centrale Petroșani), assembled by Brâncuși's friend engineer Ștefan Georgescu-Gorjan (1905–1985), and completed on 27 October 1938. All 16 rhomboidal modules accumulate a total height of 29.3 m.

In the 1950s, the Romanian communist government planned to demolish the column and turn it into scrap metal, but this plan was never executed. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and the fall of the Communist regime, there was renewed interest in restoring the column, which by that time suffered from tilting, cracking, metal corrosion, and an unstable foundation. For these reasons the site was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. The restoration was facilitated by the Fund, which organized meetings for the stakeholders in 1998 and provided funding through American Express. Subsequently, the site was restored between 1998 and 2000 through a collaborative effort of the Romanian Government, the World Monuments Fund, the World Bank, and other Romanian and international groups.

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