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.
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.
This virtual exhibition is designed to acquaint the viewer with the motif of an angel, and its imaging versatility in Lithuanian art (paintings, graphics and sculptures).