The turn of the 19th and 20th century is a period when new artistic approaches were being formed. Artists searched for a modern language with which they could express their hopes and fears regarding the dawn of the new century. Their investigations ran in two directions – from the internationality of art to art as a national phenomenon. Inspirations were drawn from the nearest surroundings, from folklore art, as well as from remote areas of the world, such as Japan with its fascinating woodcuts. European artistic circles, united around several academies and art centres, shared common inspirations. All theses issues will provide a context for the discussion of the art of Mikołaj Čiurlionis.
Lecture related to the exhibition at the ICC, admission free
Lecture in Lithuanian with interpreting into Polish
Lecture within the frameworks of the seminar of the Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University: Art of the early 20th century. Poland and Lithuania.