When Ion Andreescu created one of his final paintings in 1881—just one year before his untimely death at the age of 32—he selected birch trees as his subject.1 Perhaps the Romanian artist was thinking at the time of Bucovina, a region known as “the land of the birch trees,” or of some other forested area in his homeland.2
Andreescu’s painting, which is called “Rocks and Birch Trees,” is pictured on the Romanian stamp shown here.3
- Winter at Barbizon by Ion Andreescu. My Daily Art Display. 17 Jan. 2011. Accessed 15 June 2012.
- Mabe, Matt. In the Land of Birch. Here and Far. 30 Nov. 2009. Accessed 15 June 2012.
- Rocks and Birch Trees. The National Museum of Art of Romania. Accessed 15 June 2012.