Posts Tagged ‘Ion Barladeanu’

This Week’s Reading, 06.05.12

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

This week: Ion Barladeanu, Rabelais’ cyclops, book carvings and more.

Drawings from François Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel

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A Gay and Patriotic Romania

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Is The Wooden Tongue Speaks bleak? What picture does it paint of Romania? Are the Romanian New Wave films grim? It angers me to the extreme when I read commentary by Romanians who find reality negative. (more…) more»

The World Ion Barladeanu Saw

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Take the story of Ion Barladeanu, a Romanian artist who has tasted some sort of fame after years of living homeless in a dump. He’s suddenly touring art galleries, meeting Angelina Jolie, doing the newspaper rounds. The world’s listening. Loved on Facebook and by HBO, Ion Barladeanu finally has an audience. It is quite the fairytale. Or maybe it’s not that simple. (more…) more»