Baz Baroiu Virginia
Prezentare Demers Artistic
Ion Frunzetti — “ Un poet liric : Acuarelista Virginia Baz- Baroiu ”
(“A Lyrical Poet: Virginia Baz-Baroiu the Water-colour Painter )
in:”Contemporanul”,Bucharest, 7 Decembrie 1973
A fantastic lyricism is relieved from Virginia Baz Baroiu’s works. She seems to illustrate an unwritten literature of her own, romantic in pulsation, full of the magic of the fairy-tale realms, with citadels, fortress towers swallowed up by violet mists; terrestrial meadows and underwater preeries, real or dreamt of, with hyperborean regions covered by snow borrowing the reflection of the suggested northern lights. This world is also luxuriantly populated with virgin forests, flesh-eating flowers and multicoloured birds in the air, full of fragrance, effluvia and humming.
If painting is a synesthesia, i.e.the production of some complexes of sensations streaming from the directions of all our senses stimulating only the optic route – then the chromatic signal coming from this lady’s art is really painting, as it arouses so many concordant associations and sensations, so many dream-like perceptions. It is an optimistic and calm fantastic bordering the limits of the visually grasped reality which is lyrically integrated, not deliberately, in a poetical context of an unrealistic type, like the successful metaphor in the verse. Sometimes affinities with Turner and other times with Yves Tanguy or Masson make the works be “dated”differently.
…It is like a dream with closed eyes… Splendid phantoms, the irisations of concordant lights, musically interwoven…the shapes created by Virginia Baz-Baroiu are patterns for a masque of reality, not repudiated but transfigured through that which lies as a valency of nobility and splendor in her.