• Geta Bratescu, The Traveler, 1970

The Traveller is a playful self-portrait: an old wooden folding stool “brought to life” by photographs of the artist’s eyes stuck to its round seat. Brătescu often uses familiar objects and domestic furniture which contain various stories, and give rise to her own personal mythology. Also important is how they relate to the artist’s home workshop, which she regards not just as a workplace, but also as her alter ego. For Brătescu—who loved to travel and used to keep a kind of journal in the form of scrapbooks—travelling is a metaphor for a mental state in which time and experiences can accumulate.

Year: 1970
Medium: folding wooden chair, paper print
Format: 89×23,5 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Ivan
Index: MSN: 4300-14/2012
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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