Author of the world first album of ethnographical photography Lithuanian Crosses (Lietuvos kryžiai, 2 volumes, 1926, Kaunas) about the unique Lithuanian folk art, cross crafting. Adomas Varnas was born in 1879 1th January in Joniškis, died in 1979 July 19th in Chicago, United States. He was a painter, a graphic artist, a photographer, a voter of folk art, a propagator, a pedagogue of art, and a stage desi gner. Adomas Varnas has created about 1280 oil painting works, of which 170 portraits, 1090 landscapes, and about 470 graphic works. She created decorations for Mikhail Petrauskas opera "Birutė", participated in the card competition (won the 1st prize), created postage stamps, litas banknote designs.
Romanas Sirotskis is a painter from Kaunas. Romanas Sirotskis, fought for evil and injustice. His ties are ,,right’’ and ironic. His is not like others painter’s from Lithuania, he didn’t fit. So for this reason hi’s family move to Russia, later to Czech Republic.
Gediminas Castle and the Hill are historical objects that are valued and familiar to every citizen of Lithuania. The state celebrates the centenary after the proclamation of Lithuania's independence. Gediminas Hill together with the castle is not only a national heritage but also a popular object in Lithuanian art and photography. The virtual exhibition, inspired by the current events, will reveal the most beautiful masterpieces of art, and exhibits displayed in chronological order will show the recorded changes in Gediminas Hill and Castle since the 19th century. This is an invitation to contribute to the preservation and honor of historical memory.
Changing the times and attitudes towards man, his portrayal of art was also changing. The works of Dutch, Polish and Lithuanian artists that were created in the 19th-20th centuries were selected in this virtual exhibition. They depict men who have different social status (people of the countryside, landlords, saints, soldiers), different occupations (writers, painters, farmers) and their activities, such as fishing, work, various ways of relaxation. In the exhibition you can see works by John Rustam, Vytautas Palaima, Romas Juskelis and other painters and photographers.
Algimantas Kuncius – is an exceptional photographer from Lithuania, one of the most influential people who formed identity, style and face of Lithuanian photography. “Portraits of Cultural Figures” is an excellent illustration of mastery of capturing the moment, detailed emotions and personal experience.
Sister of Algirdas Kazragis, Doloresa Kazragytė, an actress, essayist and playwright was born in the Gari village in the Yaroslavl region during the WWII. In her book “ The Bridge without Railings” she wrote about her brother Algirdas (in the family called Alelis): "It was a man, a survivor of the plight of his childhood and youth, with a sensitive soul, ready to do only good, seeking justice, conveying the weak, the unlucky. His life was the life of a man who has not created anything special to survive for future generations. However, the people with whom he spoke, loved and helped him, he left a footprint, which not only did not go down in the course of the year, but as it were, it became more vibrant, deepened and became more and more important. [...] The Lake Germantas, the hills and forests of Samogitia have become my hometown, thanks to my brother Alius. I understood that this was my own homeland. Žemaitija became special for me, as it was special deep in my heart with pink, juicy raspberries, deep blue forest violets, and the ripple of Lake Germantas with the greatness of the sea. The language of Samogitia become the only one, expensive, incredibly real, temperamental and at the same time gentle, since my brother has not hesitate to speak in it.
2018 marks the one-hundred- year anniversary of the re-establishment of an independent State of Lithuania. It is opportunity for many of us to remember the most significant historic events and prominent statesmen of Lithuania. Many of them are captured in artworks which are part of Lithuanian museums’ collections. The Oginski Cultural History Museum of Rokiškis has one of the richest and largest collections. Thirty of Museum’s artworks were selected to be presented in this virtual exhibition, including portraits of Lithuanian statesmen, sculptures, and paintings depicting important events of history of Lithuania and state symbols.
This exhibition contains thirty portraits of saints and Lithuanian noblemen, which are demonstrated in order to introduce one with the artist’s creative techniques and the religious and historical plot. The works of this artist are relevant today as well. P. Smuglevicius’ portraits are characterized by masterful composition, accurate drawing, distinct and generalized form, and subtle changes in lighting. The artist left behind a vast amount of his paintings that contribute to the creation of Lithuanian culture and formation of the society’s identity.
The first Lithuanian coinage beginning linked to the fourteenth century. end. took place on important political events in Lithuania, which led to further developments in Lithuania. One of the most interesting state of historical, economic and cultural heritage legacy of characters is money.