Trees
Trees
Trees

Trees

Author: Stabrowski Kazimierz, 1869 - 1929

Created: 1895.

Material / technique : paper, pastel.

Dimensions: 47x63 cm.

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

In this Stabrowski’s composition, the trees look as if they are breaking free from the clutches of realism and materiality. There is a shift from real visual forms to abstract imagery. It does not reach the end, but the shift towards abstract painting combined with the artist’s propagated ideas of symbolism and romanticism in a sense mythologises the natural landscape that is being depicted in the composition: the symbolically transforming trees become a measure for the expression of ideas, feelings, and experiences. This is also evident in Čiurlionis’ works. The depiction of trees is similar in his Winter collection (1907).

Reference:  ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.34, P. 104.  

Exhibitions: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’, 2015 September 24 - 2016 January 3, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum,Kaunas; 'The 110th Anniversary of Lithuanian Art Society' dedicated to commemorate the first exhibitions of Lithuanian art, 15 September - 15 November, 2017, at the M. K. Čiurlionis House in Vilnius.

Published: Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.2, P. 104.

Photograph: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929).