Created: before 1913.
Material / technique: paper, pastel.
Dimensions: 48x64 cm.
When Stabrowski was visiting Italy, architectural wonders and parks were not the only things that the artist was feasting his eyes on. In the pastel entitled Vesuvius, one can see one of the most spectacular volcanoes in the world. By creating the majestic visual of the volcano, the artist contradicts it with the fragility of the human life. The pastel with its comfy and warm light expresses a search for a revelation of ideal beauty that are revealed in the Italian natural landscape.
Reference: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr. 40, P. 116.
Exhibitions: "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. 40, P. 116.
Photograph: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929).