Exemplary images

Artist: Bogdan Teodorescu
Running time:04.07.2013-14.07.2013
Initiated by: Larisa Crunțeanu

Artist: Bogdan Teodorescu

Exemplary Images represents the collaboration between a teacher and his high-school students, searching a better understanding of the image through a simple drawing exercise. Two reproductions of different classical Greek heads were the subject of more than one hundred copies on transparent paper pencil made, showing the diversity of our perception and interpretation.

In addition a small group of students loudly read a poem by Pablo Picasso, chosen for its lack of punctuation or any other textual conventions. First the group tried to be at unison, repeating subsequently an individual read, thus offering a series of personal interpretations. As an extension, another poem by Picasso was musically translated by student Silvia Andrei, who played it on piano, as a demonstrative revelation of rigour beyond chaos and accident.
Artist Bogdan Teodorescu in his position as a teacher replied to his students by some works, trying to make an uniform appearance to the same photographic reproductions by reducing the amount of details and many of the important features in the less controllable way of painting. (Four photographs were modified with oil painting).

In this project were involved students from Colegiul Național „Sf. Sava” (National High-school “Sf. Sava” and Liceul de Arte Plastice „Nicolae Tonitza”(“Nicolae Tonitza” High-school of Fine Arts), aged between 15 and 17 years old.

Bogdan Teodorescu, Exemplary Images, installation view at Atelier 35, Bucharest 2013

Bogdan Teodorescu, Exemplary Images, installation view at Atelier 35, Bucharest 2013