Material / technique: paper, pastel.
Dimensions: 47x65 cm.
Signature: K. Stabrowski (in the bottom-right corner of the painting).
In this composition, the glow of the rising sun illuminates the space that becomes an important symbolic unit meaning-wise. Dawn reaches and lights up the most distance and most darkest depths of the world, which means that the composition is expressing a scenario of a battle between good and evil: the light slowly comes in and the darkness retreats. The first rays of light illuminate the large mound in the water. Immediately, Čiurlionis’ water mounds come to mind (Serenity  and Sunset ). Of course, everything here is slightly different, but both artists have the same motifs of the story that encode the idea of searching for an ideal world.
Reference: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.32, P. 100.
Exhibitions: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’, 2015 September 24 - 2016 January 3, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas; "The Break of Dawn. Lithuanian Visual Arts Prior to 1918", 10 May – 1 September, 2018, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas.
Published: Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.32, P. 100.
Photograph: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929).