Too early, Arad lost "the color stain on the canvas of time"...
Because at the age of 61, the artist Mihai Takacs (Misi, as his fiends told him) passed away.
The Romanian painter was born on 23 January 1954, in Silindia commune, in Arad. He gratuated from the Faculty of Visual Arts at the Art University of Oradea, starting with painting in 1974.
Over the years, he had countless exhibitions in the country, in cities such as Arad, Sibiu, Bucharest, Cluj and abroad.
His first exhibition abroad, in Germany, in Mannheim, was a great success. He has also exhibited in Paris, Barcelona, Mallorca and Venice.
But in the fine arts, the artist's first love was sculpture. His best-known piece is so far the clone of the monumental baroque sculpture called the "Statue of Saint John Nepomuk" erected in memory of the Protector of Catholics from Banat.
The original statue is in the premises of the Roman Catholic Church from Arad, and the copy made by the plastic artist Mihai Takacs is exposed in the square on Episcopia Street.
The artist was frequently seen in the front of the easel, in the front of any imposing building or a picturesque corner of the city, and his friends visited him in his workshop above the city, in the tower of the Bohus Palace.
He was pasionatte about capturing on his canvas of the impressive buildings, the churches and the monuments, in contrast to the humble corners of the city, whose beauty is not given to anyone to see, of the urban landscapes and nature in all its splendor.
Until the las days of his life, Mihai Takacs was an appreciated presence at every artistic event. However, he has been hiding for a long time a suffering that weakened him finaly, being defeated by the incurable disease.
He was a member of the artists of the "Place de Tertre" from Paris, the president of the Takacs Foundation, a member of the artists of the "Asociazione Sicilianus pel le Lettere e le Arte" (ASLA) Palermo, Sicilia - Italia and member of the Union of Plastic Artists from Romania.
"Takacs knows how to build, how to paint; his thoughts keep deep harmony with the landscape in order to create vibrations and the atmosphere becomes a game of nature directed by him"
Valentin Stache, arts critic.