In the 60 years, the authorities asked the sculptor Corneliu Virgiliu Medrea (1888-1964) plastic artist, corresponding member of the Academy, to create a statuary group to pay tribute to the work of fishermen.
During the 13th century Great sea (as it was then called the Black Sea) was dominated by Italian merchants in Genoa who helped develop the city. Later, Constanta suffered a decline under the Ottoman rule, becoming a simple village inhabited by Greek fishermen and by Tatar horse and sheep breeders.
The first law on fishing was enforced in the year 1896, the foundation of the great scholar Grigore Antipa. This stage is characterized by a modern approach to fisheries and fish farming, protection and rational exploitation of fisheries resources, the establishment of research units, establishment of environmental education profile - Fishery and Aquaculture school Giurgiu (1928).
Originally the statue of the fishermen was nestled on the ground, and later around it was built a basin that brought the concept of the statuary group closer to reality.
Cornel Medrea practiced all kinds of sculpture, cultivating full, robust forms, having the ideal of simplicity of reality. Portraits, maternity series, historical evocations (Dragoş Voda and Zimbru), allegorical representations (Atlas, fishermen,Victory) converge to the manifestation of a plenitude, an optimism based on the assertion of the human image.
Here you can find the address of the Fishermen Monument:
Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta, Constanţa
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