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Octav Grigorescu

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Octav Grigorescu – Lora Tau And Other Stories

In the person and art of Octav Grigorescu coincided a typically avant-garde nostalgia for the primordial and worship of the elementary on the one hand, and a postmodernist taste for crepuscular delights and the presentiment of death, on the other. Born in 1933, Octav Grigorescu died in 1987 at the age of just fifty-four, but during his short lifetime he created a body of work that made a mark on twentieth-century Romanian art. A painter, engraver and fine art professor, Octav Grigorescu plunged into his archaeological, mythological and even everyday reveries, filtering in a subtle way echoes of Da Vinci, Poussin and Hans von Marees.