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ALEXANDRU DARIDA
Vibrant Expression

Darida considers art to be “the soul of the people” and feels that “if you touch people’s hearts then that art will stay forever.”

His style has become refined over the years, with many of his works featuring, or even being applied to, musical instruments and/ or incorporating natural and manmade objects as part of what has become to be known as “Vibrant Expression.”

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Please call 707-332-6254 for additional Alexandru Darida prints, originals and sculptures we have available!

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ORIGINAL PAINTINGS (Oil on Canvas or Mixed Media on Canvas)

Alexandru Darida - Attraction

ATTRACTION
25" x 12"

BEAUTIFUL SOUND
47" x 27"

Alexandru Darida - Beautiful Sound
Alexandru Darida - Bella Toscana

BELLA TOSCANA
12" x 48"

BLISS
30" x 24"

Alexandru Darida - Bliss
Alexandru Darida - Cool Jazz

COOL JAZZ
30" x 14"

DECODED GAME
30" x 48"

Alexandru Darida - Decoded Game
Alexandru Darida - Desire

DESIRE
15" x 30"

ECLIPSE
24" x 30"

Alexandru Darida - Eclipse
Alexandru Darida - EnergyVortex

ENERGY VORTEX
30" x 40"

One’s eye is immediately drawn to the cynosure of this whirlpool of color and texture, this energy vortex, as if by some unseen force or reflexive action.

ENTICING
48" x 36"

Nuances of shade, color, and texture invite closer inspection, enticing the viewer to experience their influence on the emotions brought about by this dynamically intricate work.

Alexandru Darida - Enticing
Alexandru Darida - Eternity

ETERNITY
40" x 22"

EVENING LIGHT
24" x 36"

Alexandru Darida - Evening Light
Alexandru Darida - Evening Meditation

EVENING MEDITATION
24" x 30"

EVOLUTION
18" x 44"

Alexandru Darida - Evolution
Alexandru Darida - The First Temptation

THE FIRST TEMPTATION
24" x 36"

The peaceful mask of man at rest amid the crimson curtain that is life belies the importance of the choice that must be made and the consequences of the first temptation.

FIVE STARS
40" x 28"

Alexandru Darida - Five Stars
Alexandru Darida - Forever

FOREVER
24" x 29"

FULL MOON
48" x 24"

Alexandru Darida - Full Moon
Alexandru Darida - Germination

GERMINATION
40" x 30"

HEAVEN AND EARTH
19.5" x 30"

Alexandru Darida - Heaven and Earth
Alexandru Darida - In Harmony with Nature

IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
24" x 30"

IN SEARCH OF LOVE
60" x 40"

Alexandru Darida - In Search of Love
Alexandru Darida - Introspection

INTROSPECTION
16" x 40"

LONGING
36" x 48"

Alexandru Darida - Longing
Alexandru Darida - Magic Drop

MAGIC DROP
40 " x 30"

The beauty of the rose would not be, if not for that magic drop from heaven now and again that nurtures and sustains it.

MEDITERRENEAN SUNSET
12" x 47"

Alexandru Darida - Mediterranean Sunset
Alexandru Darida - Mezzanotte

MEZZANOTTE
23.75" x 19"

(limited edition also available)

MIDNIGHT DREAM
47 " x 19.5"

The foreboding darkness of the night that devours all light and makes the tangible invisible, evokes no fear when colored by a midnight dream.

Alexandru Darida - Midnight Dream
Alexandru Darida - Mystique Horizon

MYSTIQUE HORIZON
30" x 40"

MUSICAL POEM II
24" x 25"

Alexandru Darida - Musical Poem II
Alexandru Darida - Mystic Land

MYSTIC LAND
20" x 34.25"

MYSTIC SKY
24" x 24"

Alexandru Darida - Mystic Sky
Alexandru Darida - New Beginning

NEW BEGINNING
40" x 30"

ORGANIC HARMONY
30" x 32"

Alexandru Darida - Organic Harmony
Alexandru Darida - Origins

ORIGINS
30" x 36"

PURITY
36" x 24"

Alexandru Darida - Purity
Alexandru Darida - Raising Stars

RAISING STARS
30" x 40"

RAPTURE
24" x 24"

Alexandru Darida - Rapture
Alexandru Darida - Reflections of the Soul

REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUL
15" x 20"

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM II
20" x 36"

Alexandru Darida - Requiem for a Dream II
Alexandru Darida - Retreat

RETREAT
24" x 48"

RHYTHMIC PROGRESSION
40" x 30"

Dark to light and back again, shade to shade and back once more, the rhythmic procession of life goes on and on.

Alexandru Darida - Rhythmic Progression
Alexandru Darida - Silver Dreams

SILVER DREAMS
48" x 12"

SOLITUDE
16" x 20"

Alexandru Darida - Solitude
Alexandru Darida - Sphere of Influence

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
30" x 38"

TEAR DROPS
30" x 34"

Alexandru Darida - Tear Drops
Alexandru Darida - The Circle of Destiny

THE CIRCLE OF DESTINY
35" x 30"

THE DROP OF LIFE
40" x 30"

In the context of the universe, our earth is but a tiny droplet, but to us it is the drop of life, a special place in the cosmos.

Alexandru Darida - Eclipse
Alexandru Darida - The Force of Nature

THE FORCE OF NATURE
24" x 38"

THE KISS
48" x 20"

Alexandru Darida - The Kiss
Alexandru Darida - The Mystery of Creation

THE MYSTERY OF CREATION
36.5" x 31.5"

THE POWER OF LOVE
48" x 40"

Alexandru Darida - The Power of Love
Alexandru Darida - The Water Music

THE WATER MUSIC
12" x 23"

UNDER OCEAN OF LIFE
18" x 18"

Alexandru Darida - Under Ocean Life
Alexandru Darida - Unity

UNITY
30" x 47"

URBAN HORIZON
16" x 44"

Alexandru Darida - Urban Horizon
Alexandru Darida - Vertical Rhythm

VERTICAL RHYTHM
12" x 24"

VIRTUOSO
40" x 30"

Alexandru Darida - Virtuoso
Alexandru Darida - Windows of the Soul

WINDOWS OF THE SOUL
30 " x 40"

ZODIAC
40" x 34"

Alexandru Darida - Zodiac


PRINTS               (back to top)

Alexandru Darida - Mezzanotte

MEZZANOTTE
23.75" x 19"

Edition Size: 95

REQUIEM FOR A SONG
19" x 23.75"

Edition Size: 95

Alexandru Darida - Requiem for a Song
Alexandru Darida - Double Violin Concerto

DOUBLE VIOLIN CONCERTO
12" x 16"

Edition Size: 95

FALLING IN LOVE
20" x 16"

Edition Size: 95

Alexandru Darida - Falling In Love
Alexandru Darida - Interlude

INTERLUDE
40" x 32"

Edition Size: 95

LOVE SONG
26" x 21"

Edition Size: 95

Alexandru Darida - Love Song
Alexandru Darida - Musical Healing

MUSICAL HEALING
30" x 40"

Edition Size: 95

THE WONDER YEARS
16" x 20"

Edition Size: 95

Alexandru Darida - The Wonder Years
Alexandru Darida - Thoughts of an Angel

THOUGHTS OF AN ANGEL
26" x 21"

Edition Size: 95

   


ALEXANDRU DARIDA - BIO               (back to top)

"His third eye acutely filters light and shadow, joy and sorrow. He does not search--he finds with immense creative force attributed to his emotions."
Anionella Bottari - Art critic, Rome

"What really stands out in the technique of Alexandru Darida is the transgression of the planes over a main composition theme; a descriptiveness full of lyricism with the unconfused intention of achieving a metaphor in which the feminine figure stands out with its eternal mysteries."
Doru Radosau - Director, Museums of Arts Romania


The childhood of painter Alexandru Darida sounds more like something from a fairy tale than from reality. Born in 1955 to an Italian father and Romanian mother, he grew up amidst breathtaking medieval castles in a small town in Transylvania, Romania – the region famous as the birthplace of the Dracula legend. The romantic imagery of his youth and his father’s love of art provided the framework for his own artistic endeavors.

After graduating from the Ecole de Belle Art, Darida began his full-time artistic career as the Official Portrait Painter to the Communist President of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu. He had no artistic freedom – he was limited to painting what the government told him to paint and was denied permission to paint anything else. Although his work for President Ceausescu brought him success in his homeland, he felt overwhelmed by the restrictions imposed upon him. He realized that he would have to escape the tyranny of communism in order to pursue his artistic passion.

After a courageous escape to Italy, Darida was determined to pursue his new-found artistic freedom. He enrolled at the Benedetti Liberal Academy of Art in Rome and traveled extensively around Western Europe, finding inspiration in the works of Botticelli, Rembrandt, and Modigliani. Eventually, tired of being pursued by the Romanian government and with the help of the Mayor of Rome – who was an admirer of Darida’s art and shared the same family name – he immigrated to the United States where he finished his education at the Academy of Art in Chicago.

Darida’s museum placements include the Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia and his work has been featured at Municipal Galleries across Romania, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, and the Museum of Art in Bucharest, Romania. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Formello-Roma International Prize for Painting, and the Award for Excellence in the Multimedia Miniatures Show in Romania.

Alexandru is heavily involved with music - which he finds inspirational, soothing and even a bit magical. He paints to music and often finds inspiration in the voice of his wife, Marianna, an accomplished opera singer. He is an experienced Madrigal conductor, and plays the piano (adding with self-effacing charm that he is “not very good” but finds it relaxing, nonetheless.) “Between painting and music,” he says, “that is my life!”

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