His Life's Journey
An Art Gallery
Music - His Primary Language
Letters and Works of Literature
Ciurlionis in Ehibitions and in Print
CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE
6th in a cycle of 13 pictures
|Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875 - 1911) - Lithuanian artist and composer, the initiator of professional music in Lithuania, whose art transcended the narrow limits of national culture.
The art, music and literary works of M.K.Ciurlionis reflected trends in philosophy, religious theory and art which existed at the juncture of the 19th - 20th centuries,
even to the present time. His art, not easily squeezed into one type or classification, is acknowledged as Lithuania's most significant contribution to the world's culture, and is mentioned among that of such celebrated modernists as Wassily Kandinsky, Edvard Munch, Odilon Redon, Frantisek Kupka and others.
Among those in the art world who valued the work of M.K. Ciurlionis were Isadora Duncan, Romenas Rolanas and Olivier Messiaen.
Text and illustrations for this page presented by the Mikalojus Konstantinas
Ciurlionis Art Museum.
We invite you to visit our exposition "Mikalojus Konstantinas
Ciurlionis. 'Look About From High Towers'" , to learn about the art, music, literary works and letters of
M.K. Ciurlionis, to read some of his reflections, and to hear parts of some of his most important music.
This Exposition was prepared by the Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis Art Museum.
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