Thursday, October 25, 2018

Čiurlionis

Čiurlionis felt that he was a synesthete; that is, he perceived colors and music simultaneously.
~Wikipedia


Lithuanian painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911) today. He died at age 35 of pneumonia. Despite Čiurlionis' early death, his legacy survives and you can find a school of art, museum, bridge, and asteroid named for him. I'm sharing one of his songs at the end!

The Gift of Friendship
by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Evening
by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Kings' Fairy Tale (Karaliu pasaka)
by Lithuanian painter Mikalojus Ciurlionis

Creation of the World - III
by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Fairy Tale - III
by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Monument of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis in Vilnius, Lithuania
photo by Alma Pater




2 comments:

Pop said...

Love his use of light within darkness...very striking.

I've seen The Gift of Friendship before...it is very symbolic!

Laura Shovan said...

Thanks, Tabatha. I'm enjoying the fairy tale paintings. They feel so mysterious.