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A Romanian child's paintings and their European scope
She may be 12 years old, but she does not play at painting! Nay, in early February, at the International Conference Centre's Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Hall, on the premises at the Parliament Palace, Giulia Pintea opened her first sole exhibition in Romania, themed "A Symphony in Colours". Giulia Pintea is a Romanian-born painter, a French Riviera resident, of Canadian and Italian nationality. Giulia came to the attention of the artistic milieu of the country that has given the world some of the greatest painters in the history of fine arts. Giulia Pintea has had sole exhibitions before, all across the French Riviera, but also in England, Germany and Spain. Giulia was the pupil of the famous French contemporary painter José Curti, known for his abstract, semi-figurative works which pay tribute to the imaginary by mixing colours that are always surprising. Actually, the famous painter attended the inauguration of the little artist's sole exhibition.
Giulia Pintea's exhibition themed "A Symphony in Colours" allows visitors to have access to a mystery: that of the synchronization of two worlds in a mirror, the world of the imaginary and the real world. Giulia's paintings have already been purchased by private collectors in France, England, Ireland, the USA, France and New Zealand. "
Giulia is fluent in four languages: Romanian, Italian, French and English. She was kind enough to spin the yarn of her early days as a fine artist, and her exhibition in Romania.
"Ever since I was little, I have always liked to create, to paint. I inherited that trend from father and destiny favoured my encounter with painter José Curti, who inspired me in the abstract with acrylic style. It is "A Symphony in Colours" the painting of the exhibition, it is "The Encounter of the Angels", which is the first painting I created, it is "The Guitarist", my favourite painting, then there is "Le Voyage vers le Lumière" "Journey to the Light", very many people adored. My professor was very proud of me and said it was very beautiful. I paint because I love to paint and that makes me happy and I want to convey this joy through colours. I paint for about 2, 3 hours a day. It takes me 2 to 5 hours to paint a large painting and roughly two hours for a small one. "
Giulia met 73-year-old artist Jose Curti when she was 6, in May, 2016. Together with her mother, she followed in Picasso's footsteps and stopped in front of the canvas artist Jose Curti was painting in the Artists' Square in the Antibes and, amazed with what he was doing, she approached him. A kind of synergy occurred between them and ever since José Curti has become her mentor. Shortly afterwards, motivated by the mentor, when she was only 6, Giulia had her first exhibition jointly with her mentor. And, when she was 8, Giulia opened the gates of her first sole exhibition in France, in February 2019. Then she had another exhibition in England, in October, 2019, and another one in Germany, in December, 2019. The impetus of her success was somehow stifled during the pandemic, when she only exhibited her works in Spain, in May 2021, and also as part of the Roman Camp staged by the MAI Academy.
We asked Giulia if she wanted to be like some well-known artist. We also asked her if, apart from painting, there was anything else she would like to do.
"I just want to be like Gulia Pintea. I also do swimming, ballet, acting, acrobatic circus, basketball, canto equitation, aikido, piano. Ever since I was little, I got used to doing that, and ever since I was little, I have been doing lots of activities. My colleagues have been very nice with me, I made friends very easily, and they support me in my passion. "
Giulia's mother, Alexandra Pintea, told us why her daughter chose Romania for her exhibition.
"Because her origins are Romanian and I don't know that by hearsay but Giulia, ever since she was little, she spent her holidays in Romania and in camps staged in Romania and she wanted so much to share with the Romanians the joy she conveys through her paintings. I am grateful to all those who came to Giulia's inauguration. There was a great number of people there, from all over the place, from all over the country. They came from Satu Mare, her grandmother with my brother, with everyone else, our cousins. It was impressive, their mobilization, former colleagues at the university here, in Bucharest and in Craiova. They also came from abroad, her father with Giulia's godmother, from Italy, cousins from Germany came over, they came from France, her mentor, Jose Curti, came, he was here at the opening with a group of six artists who adore her and who have always supported Giulia and all the fine people were there, among whom I should like to mention the Miniton group, who literally opened the event and to whom we are very grateful, there also was presenter Roxana Ioana Gavăr Iliescu."
Giulia Pintea donates part of her works to humanitarian causes, for the support of the underprivileged children. The artist is also passionate about acting, ballet, piano, the art of circus and canto, areas where she scooped awards. Giulia's name only adds up to a great number of names of children with Romanian origins, whose genius, at a very tender age, has enjoyed worldwide recognition.(EN)
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