Fine Art

Cristina Movileanu – an artistic complex dreamer of aquarelle and contemporary engraving

Endowed with a subtle artistic sensibility and long-term professional training, held in an honorable cultural environment, Cristina Movileanu, during several years, successfully practices easel graphics, watercolor art, book illustration, and ex-libris.

cristina movileanu, watercolor
Houses in the Hilltop, 2017 – watercolor

The thematic registry of the works created by the artist well reflects the ideational zones of interest to which she aspires. Or, the narrative sequences skillfully selected by the graphic artist from the surrounding world, the Moldovan landscapes full of color and light, valuable landmarks of plastic arts and universal literature, continuously make her imagination work, urge to create works in which the plastic experiment and the technology of the work with the materials help her fulfill her dreams and aesthetic aspirations.

The works created in aquarelle technique radiate freshness and brightness and the high interest provided to the problem of compositional subordination of the details of the integrational syntactic concepts helps to achieve valuable artistic expressions and broad connotations.

green, september, lake, pond, landscape, water, trees reflections, art, artistic, watercolor, painting, Cristina Movileanu

An axiological important feature of the works of Cristina Movileanu is the endowment of the color with semantic connotations that go beyond the sensory data, peculiar to the tangible world perception but without completely neglecting them.

By means of the chromatic touch expression, the energetic tension of the color, the artist realizes the image, endowing it with extraordinary conceptual meanings based on personal understanding of the role of plastic endeavor in the process of artistic perception of the world.

Late autumn 2016, lithography

Particularly gratifying are the artistic and semantic results achieved by Cristina Movileanu in her works with monochrome woodcut technique and the color one, of lithography, screen printing, and monotype. These works are very important in the creation of the artist due to the advanced level of working with the syntactic means and principles of structuring the compositional image, mastering the engraving techniques at a professional level. It helps to reach complex aesthetic polyphonic expressions, which include profound existential experiences of the plastic artist, occurred after direct contact with nature, world and art.

Essentially, the current creation of Cristina Movileanu is a symbiosis of harmonic insertion of bright dreamy poetic aspirations often haunted by some nostalgic nuances, through which the artist opens the world of her own meditations and the sensitivity of a complex and artistically promising spirit.

Constantin Spinu,
Dr in Arts


While the apparent simplicity of watercolor makes it attractive to beginners, in reality, the very few opportunities of correction require mastery. Cristina prefers to use the wet-in-wet technique, which gives soft shapes and interesting chromatic variations. She also provided a small demonstration of painting a landscape.