Peacock
Peacock
Peacock

Peacock

Author: Stabrowski Kazimierz, 1869 - 1929

Created: after 1900.

Material / technique: paper, pastel.

Dimensions: 50x65 cm.

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

Peacock is one of Stabrowski’s decorative compositions. The image of beauty materialises in the actual plastic shapes of a peacock, preserving the fragile illusion of change and transformation that is created using extended proportions and wavy forms, which dissolve and disperse at the peacock’s legs and tail. The brushes become lighter and more transparent here. The colours are faded and an impression of ephemerality, transience, and temporariness is present.

Reference:  ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.36, P. 108.  

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.36, P. 108.

Photograph: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929).