Why Ciurlionis?

ithuanian artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), a unique figure in the history of European arts, has left a profound imprint on Lithuanian culture.

Judging by the breath of his artistic activities and diverse interests, Čiurlionis can be seen as a truly Renaissance individual. Over a short, mere decade-long career, he composed nearly four hundred musical compositions, created approximately four hundred paintings and etchings, as well as several literary works and poems, while still finding time to experiment with art photography.

On the other hand, his active involvement in the Lithuanian national movement and his idealist self-sacrifice for the sake of artistic ideals show him as a typical artist of the Romantic mold. During his short life, Čiurlionis managed to be at the heart of the creation of the Lithuanian Artists Union and actively organized and participated in the first three exhibitions of Lithuanian artists, organized and directed Lithuanian Choruses in Warsaw, Vilnius, and St. Petersburg, and was the first Lithuanian professional composer not only to take interest in Lithuanian folk songs, but to collect and publish them. His passionate approach to life is perhaps best summarized by his refusal to accept an offered safe teaching position at the Warsaw Institute of Music, and his declaration in a letter to his brother that he intends “to dedicate to Lithuania” all of his “past and future works.”

Avenueart.lt is introducing the reproductions of M.K.Čiurlionis paintings on 100% natural silk. We are making a stylish accessories – shawls, scarves, bow ties and fantasies with M.K. Čiurlionis paintings prints. All accessories was designed by famous Lithuanian clothing designer Jolanta Talaikytė. These accessories represents Lithuania itself, Lithuanian culture and it is a great gift for family, friends or business partners.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art. A share of the earnings goes to the M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.

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