Sanda Iliescu

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Twelve Years in the Life of Sanda Iliescu

...We do not need to know a thing about Sanda Iliescuís childhood in Romania, about her education at Columbia and Princeton, about her degrees in engineering and architecture, about her marriage to the writer Paul Lipkowitz, about her own writing on art and ethics, or about her inspired teaching of design at the University of Virginia in the Architecture School and the College of Arts and Sciences to appreciate these works, to see them as self-defining moments in the life of a mature, truly gifted, and impassioned artist at mid-career.

What have we here: a baby, indeed the artistís baby, blades of grass, Greek gods, erotically famous for their momentous liaison, which amused the other gods greatly. Is there a connection between these diverse themes? Certainly. They are all about pulsating life, life as the artist sees it, transforms it into visual play and beauty. All of these works are small in scale, intimate, tender...

—Paul Barolsky

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Barolsky's essay, Twelve Years in the Life of Sanda Iliescu,
refers to the following works:

Ares and Aphrodite (I and II) by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Ares and Aphrodite (I and II) by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Sanda Iliescu. Ares and Aphrodite (I and II), 2010.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches


Grass Lines by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Grass Lines by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Grass Lines by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Sanda Iliescu. Grass Lines, 2000.
Watercolor on paper, 144 drawings, 12 x 10 1/4 inches each
Installation at Elmaleh Gallery, UVA School of Architecture,
Charlottesville, 2000


Gabriel, Ball Point Pen by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Gabriel, Ball Point Pen by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Gabriel, Ball Point Pen by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Gabriel, Ball Point Pen by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Gabriel, Ball Point Pen by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Sanda Iliescu. Gabriel, Ball Point Pen, 1998.
Ball point pen on paper, 12 drawings, 11 x 8 1/2 inches each


First Winter by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

First Winter by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

First Winter by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

First Winter by Sanda Iliescu at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Sanda Iliescu. First Winter, 1998.
Watercolor and gouache on paper, 12 x 10 1/4 inches each

 

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