Japaese Sakuras bloomig in Vilnius in 2016

Why the Japanese feel like at home in Lithuania?

Japan is increasingly becoming familiar with Lithuania, with Lithuanian poultry exporters receiving permits to sell their produce in Japan, the Lithuanian embassy was flooded with requests for information on Lithuanian businesses, while this week Japanese […]

Petras Geniušas and Liudas Mockūnas at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, DC  Photo Ludo Segers
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Čiurlionis’ music revisited in Washington, DC

Lithuanian composer and painter Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis had a short, yet very prolific life (he was just 35 when he died in 1911). He considered himself a synesthete, in that he perceived colours and music simultaneously. Čiurlionis composed about 400 pieces of music, mostly for the piano, and he also created 300 paintings – many with musical names. In addition, he wrote literary works and poems. An asteroid – 2420 Čiurlionis – was named after him. Few artists have left such deep influence on Lithuanian culture. […]

Druskininkai, Vaclavo Liubino nuotr.

Violinists gathered for “Čiurlionis and the world” conference in Druskininkai

The twelfth year of the international arts‘ festival “Druskininkai summer with Mikalojos Konstantinas Čiurlionis“ is halfway over, but there’s plenty more ahead. More than 40 concerts, exhibitions, and contests will be held by the end of September. A conference called “Čiurlionis and the world” started last week and has attracted Lithuania’s most talented rising violinists to perform. […]

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Čiurlionis, magnetic Lithuanian great, over-researched but under-appreciated

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis is one of the biggest greats that Lithuania has ever had. A distinguished composer, mystic painter and a rebellious man is just a terse textbook-like description of the artist. Darius Kučinskas, an art researcher and professor of Kaunas University of Technology, has devoted 25 years scrutinizing the magnetic artist and his distinctive legacy. […]