Pastel on Paper, Cardboard, Glass and Plastic.
Inspired by a sojourn in Venice in 2010. Part of a series of works with this subject.
Literature: Emil Nicolae, "Dumitru D. Bostan-The place and the Journey", Piatra-Neamt, 2014, p. 60, illustrated. An art book with 105 illustrations of the original artworks.
Valentin Ciucă, A century of fine arts in Moldova, ART XXI Publishing House, Iaşi 2009.
"A recent exhibition, opened with his colleagues, helped to reunite with Dumitru D. Bostan, a monumental painter through an academic formation. He drew attention through the light, unconventional air through which he glossed over an old and new topos, Venice.
The painter, of course, has a polemic vocation and, anyway, an attitude that excludes the worn-out, worn-out image of a place entered into collective memory, particularly through the picturesque view of the commercials on the banks of the Grand Canal. The artist's attitude, rebellious, keeps the architectural, fabulous design data, of course, but it reduces to the limit the manipulation of a picturesque place that has become a common place. His artistic personality obliges him to some kind of circumspection with the already vu and remarked plastic areas as interesting as not necessarily famous. He has the knowledge of the significant cut, so the Venice segments are nothing but details that can figure out about the whole. Thus, the viewer is tempted to mentally reconstitute the ensemble and to become a favored partner temporarily. The chromatism within the limits of local color relies on the recuperating effect through the memory of a glorious reality sometime, whose death is always announced and always delayed for never ..."
oil colors, linseed oil