Created: early 20th century.
Material / technique: paper, pastel.
Dimensions: 47x67 cm.
Signature: K. Stabrowski (in the bottom-right corner of the painting).
During the 20th century, the Lithuanian and Polish painting scene was dominated by themes such as the past of the homeland and the emphasis of its greatness. It was characterised by a certain symbolic perception, capable of seeing the greatness of the nation in material objects that reminded of an honourable past. Back then, the ruins of great buildings were also a certain symbol of the greatness of a nation and often a motif in symbolistic works of art. Stabrowski’s and Čiurlionis’ works are no exception (e.g. The Past, 1907).
Reference: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.33, P. 102.
Exhibitions: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’, 2015 September 24 - 2016 January 3, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum,Kaunas.
Published: Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr.33, P. 102; Vilniaus kultūrinis gyvenimas ir Šlapeliai. Lietuvos literatūros ir tautosakos institutas. Vilnius, 2019. P. 130; Magazine "White Room", 2020, link http://baltaskambarys.com/portfolio/m-k-ciurlionio-mokytojas-kitapus-tikroves/.
Photograph: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929).