The Water Lily Statue

Good general condition.
  • Historic monument B, code CT-III-m-B-02952;
  • Sulina Hotel of Mamaia, in the center of the water basin behind the hotel, towards the Promenade
  • Sculptor: Cornel Medrea; year: 1962; material: bronze;

The Water Lily Statue is a work made in bronze by Cornel Medrea (1888-1964), one of the most important Romanian sculptors of the 20th century. Author of numerous public forum works of art, made in bronze, chalk or stone, Medrea is present in the architectural landscape of Constanța and of some seaside resorts, especially Mamaia.

In Constanța, some of his works can be found, such as the Child  with a Frog stone sttatue, next to the entrance of the Art Museum of the city or the Fishermen Statuary, also made of stone, on the Casino Seafront. In Mamaia, other nine statues made by Medrea were placed down between 1956 and 1964, as part of a large scale program of the communist authorities for the development of the Romanian seaside, of which many are preserved to this day (Girl at Sea, Under the Sun, Sunrise, etc.). The Water Lily Statue is one of the public forum works of art made in bronze that survived in Mamaia, most of them disappearing without a trace in the 2000’s.

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