Dulwich Picture Gallery

09.01.2022
Karina Bezman

Dulwich Picture Gallery

09.01.2022
Karina Bezman

Between 1903 and 1909, Lithuanian composer and painter M.K. Čiurlionis (1875-1911) produced 300 artworks and 400 musical compositions. Showcasing in London for the first time at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, more than 100 works have been loaned by the MK Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Lithuania.

A national hero in Lithuania, M.K. Čiurlionis was a symbolist painter and pioneer who explored early abstraction, spirituality, philosophy and our relationship with the universe. ‘M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery combines a collection of paintings and drawings that travel between mythology and reality, set against dark purple and cyan-coloured walls, providing the perfect backdrop to his work. Curated by Kathleen Soriano, the exhibition highlights the extent of Čiurlionis’ interests, focusing on humankind’s relationship to the universe, and examines the themes and motifs that aligned his art with European Symbolism.

Čiurlionis left a profound imprint on Lithuanian culture and is among the country’s most loved and famous historical figures – his paintings are widely reproduced, and his music is often performed internationally.

M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Until 12 March 2023.