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Eleonora Romanescu – a representative of the golden generation of fine arts in the Republic of Moldova, revitalizes the artistic heritage through the freshness and intensity of chromatic arrangements based on simultaneous contrasts of an overwhelming aesthetic variety. Being a true poet of colors, the artist shows the same dedication in easel painting and graphics, as well as in the decorative arts – tapestry, as a restorer or pedagogue. Eleonora Romanescu was born on April 26, 1926, in Leuseni, Telenesti district, in the family of Dumitru Romanescu and of Maria Craciun. After primary school in her native village, she continues her studies at the Girls; Gymnasium in Chisinau (1937-1940), then at the Lyceum Reuniunea femeilor romane (Romanian women meeting) (1941-1944). In 1944 she took refuge in Craiova. Returning to Chisinau, during the period of the years 1945-1949, she studied at the School of Fine Arts llia Repin, (currently the Republican College of Fine Arts Al. Plamadeala). Starting from 1953, for five years, she has been working as a drawing teacher at the Pedagogical School in Orhei. Between the years 1955-1957, she attended restoration courses (painting) at the Central State Workshops „l. Grabari” of Moscow. In 1957 she started working at the Museum of Fine Arts in Chisinau, as chief custodian, then as a painter-restorer. During the period of the years 1969 – 1982 she works as a professor at the Republican Lyceum of Fine Arts in Chisinau. She restored at Raciula Monastery several icons saved in times of persecution against Christians. During the years 1991-1992 she restores the iconostasis of the Chapel of the Theological Seminary within the State University of the Republic of Moldova. She also painted the iconostasis of the Church of the Sfintii imparati Constantin si Elena (Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen) in Chisinau. Her first works (static natures) were presented at the exhibition of young artists, organized in 1954. In 1958 she became a member of the Union of Fine Artists of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), and a few years later she became a member of the Council of the Union of Fine Artists of the M.S.S.R. (Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic). She debuted in 1960 with the painting „Sezatoare” („Vechornytsi”), followed by a series of static natures and portraits. During her long artistic career, the plastic artist fruitfully explored the figurative- thematic painting, the art of portraiture, the landscape, however, giving to the latter genre her preferential attention and consecrating her entire spiritual turmoil. The landscape, in its various hypostases, man in its capitalizing interference with the surrounding world, make up the thematic quintessence of the entire creation of the artist. Eleonora Romanescu „builds” the image of the landscape not only in the monumental compositions of the canvases of proportions, but even in the works made directly plein air. Eleonora Romanescus brush chooses distinctly the characteristic signs of settlements, places or even seasons, imprinting, in their revelation, the imprints of her affective memory. In almost all canvases (Peisaj la Vorniceni (Landscape at Vorniceni), 1970; Turistii (Tourists), 1970 -1971; Dimineata la Olanesti (Morning in Olanesti), 2007 etc.) man is reminded, by a sincere and mobilizing call, to turn, without delay, with his face towards the nature. And this also means to ourselves, as we are her children. Like a blade of grass, the rod of the vine, the flower, regenerating in the spring to delight our souls, are rendered so subtly in Meri batrani (Old apple trees), 1982; Podgorii (Vineyards), 1976; Arsita la Nistru (Scorching heat at the Dniester River), 1986; Seara pe deal (Evening on the hill), 1967 and other, not to be crushed by indifference. Particularly impressive are the works inspired by the rustic environment of Leuseni, the artists homeland, which moves the hearts through a spatial brightness, through „sensitivity and attention to the play of colors, as well as to the permanence of their meanings” (Serafim Saca): La bastina (At the homeland), 1967; Deal la Leuseni (Hill in Leuseni), 1989; La Leuseni (At Leuseni), 1999. Unlike the predominantly documentary view of hundreds of landscapes, pastels plastically evoking her many travels to different parts of the world (Armenia, the Far North, Mongolia, Ukraine, Georgia, etc.)  she, our nature, appears identified with a being which you approach with a soft shiver, with a gentle vibration in your soul. Thematic compositions and landscapes are ubiquitous in Eleonora Romanescus creative volume, however, the artist is also captivated by the art of portraiture. In the variety of portraits signed by the painter Romanescu, we meet faces of dear people, close to the soul, faces of villagers, in each of them highlighting the moral and spiritual beauty of the human being. One of the most successful is „Portretul mamei” („Mothers portrait”) – a valuable work, in which the dear face of mother is captured and painted in the most natural hypostasis of inner living. The painter poured into it all the fire of the soul, all the love of daughter, that is why, perhaps, the mothers face seems to radiate light. We will not find too many portraits in the artists painting. But those executed can compete with her notable works. The graphic works, made in pastel, watercolor, linocut, render impressive crumbs, collected by the author during countless trips. It is the period of fantastic games of colors in which other spaces and dimensions breathe: those of Mongolia, of Spain, of France, of the countries of the Middle East; Case vechi din Tomsk (Old houses in Tomsk), 1975; Mongolia. Muntele Overhangai (Mongolia. Overhangai Mountain), 1982; etc. Eleonora Romanescus works are kept in various museums: National Museum of Fine Arts of Moldova; the Museums of Fine Arts of Cluj-Napoca and Constanta; Collection of the Romanian Parliament; Tretyakov State Gallery, Russia; Museums of Fine Arts of Kiev, Lvov, Uzhgorod, Ukraine; Museum of Fine Arts of Dushanbe, Tajikistan and private collections: Republic of Moldova, Romania, Germany, Russia, Israel, France, United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, etc. Due to her merits, Eleonora Romanescu is named an honorary citizen of Telenesti district, and the gymnasium in her native village, Leuseni, bears her name. In this school, the artist organized a permanent exhibition, and donated 44 works to the institution. Among the artists awards and distinctions, we mention: The Order Insigna de Onoare (Badge of Honor) (1970); Honorary title Master of Arts, awarded in 1976, the State Award for the cycle Meleag natal (Homeland) (1976), Title of People's Artist of the Republic of Moldova (1986), Order of the Republic (1996), Prize of the Union of Fine Artists of Moldova (1996), Award Eminescu (1997); Award lurie Matei (2005). In 2013, for achievements in culture and art, the painter Eleonora Romanescu was awarded the National Prize of the Republic of Moldova, and in 2018 she was awarded the Order Cultural Merit of Romania in the rank of Commander, Category C Fine Arts. Eleonora Romanescu passed away on November 4, 2019, at the age of 93.