The Blue Capri Grotto
The Blue Capri Grotto
The Blue Capri Grotto
The Blue Capri Grotto
The Blue Capri Grotto

The Blue Capri Grotto

Author: Stabrowski Kazimierz, 1869 - 1929


Created: early 20th century.

Material / technique: paper, pastel.

Dimensions: 47x65 cm.

Signature: K. Stabrowski (in the bottom-right corner of the painting).

This is another variant of the Capri Grotto. In terms of colours, it is clearer and brighter than the others. While painting, Stabrowski was fond of playing with the understanding of day time nuances, so this variant of the grotto depicts either a sunny morning or a bright noon. The light transparency of the water, the twinkling grotto entrance, and the playful lights reflecting off of the waters in some ways express the spirit of the grotto, the mystical serenity of noontime, and the silence of the distant corner of the Earth.

Reference:  ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.35, P. 106.  

Exhibitions: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’, 2015 September 24 - 2016 January 3, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas; "Under Italian Skies. Lithuanian artists’ works from the 18th - first half of the 20th centuries", 1 December 2017 - 26 August 2018, Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius Picture Gallery.

Published: Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.35, P. 106.

Photographs: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929); display in the exhibition "Under Italian Skies. Lithuanian artists’ works from the 18th - first half of the 20th centuries", 1 December 2017 - 26 August 2018, Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius Picture Gallery.