Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

1857-1911 Lithuania/Abstract Art

 

Brief Biography-Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was born in the village of Senoji Varėna, Lithuania. He was a child prodigy, he became an accomplished composer at a very young age after studying in Warsaw and Leipzig. He composed numerous musical works throughout his life and was also a notable writer and poet.

He took up art in the Warsaw School of Fine Arts in 1902 and by 1907 he became a founding member of the Lithuanian Union of Fine Arts. His family were polish speaking and he only became fluent in Lithuanian when he married in 1909. Whilst exhibiting works in Saint Petersburg that year he suffered from a state of severe depression and in 1910 was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Poland where he tragically died of pneumonia in 1911. His works have been celebrated worldwide ever since and have been attributed by some to synaesthesia.

 

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a day

a day


andante

andante


angel

angel


bridges

bridges


cliff at the seaside

cliff at the seaside


cloud boat

cloud boat

creation of
the world II

creation of the world two

creation of
the world III

creation of the world three

creation of
the world V

creation of the world five

creation of
the world VI

creation of the world six

creation of
the world VII

creation of the world seven

creation of
the world XII

creation of the world twelve


deluge

deluge


fairy tale castle

fairy tale castle


fairy tale I

fairy tale one


fairy tale III

fairy tale three


finale III

finale three


kings fairy tale

kings fairy tale


lightning

lightning


morning fantasy

morning fantasy by Čiurlionis Mikalojus Konstantinas


paradise

paradise


sonata II

sonata two


sonata of the sea

sonata of the sea


sparks

sparks

the gift of
friendship

the gift of friendship


the past

the past


zodiac cycle aries

zodiac cycle aries