Created: early 20th century.
Material / technique: paper, pastel.
Dimensions: 75x88,5 cm.
The waters that wash the stony shores is a frequent artistic motif that Stabrowski likes to utilise in his works. However, this time he differentiates with a clear blue horizontal line and an otherworldly blueness shining from the waters, which are somewhat reminiscent of Čiurlionis’ Creation of the World collection of paintings (1905). A mysterious blueness lighting up and a rocky peak poking out of the waters become the definitive colour accent of the composition, a point of view that concentrates the viewer’s gaze and thoughts.
Reference: ‘Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr. 39, P. 114.
Published: Kazimierz Stabrowski, the Teacher of M. K. Čiurlionis’. Kaunas: M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, 2016, Kat. Nr. 39, P. 114; "RES PUBLICA" The art collection of the law firm Ellex Valiunas. Compiler R. Jononienė. Vilnius, 2018, Cat. No. 101, P. 230; “LOGOS”, 2021/106, “A Journal of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art”, 2021, P.128; Antanas Andrijauskas „Reflections of Ideas of Theosophical Philosophy of Art in Painting by Stabrauskas and Čiurlionis“, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, 2021, Vilnius, P. 122.
Photograph: Kazimierz Stabrowski (1869–1929).