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Nature fo Lithuanian people always had a great importance, especially forests. Since ancient times, our ancestors in the forests were looking not only for the food supplies but also for peace and inspiration. Lithuanian forest symbolizes home, warmth, safety and comfort. So this virtual exhibition shows paintings that reflect the beauty of the Lithuanian forests and the nobility. This exhibition aim is to reveal the twentieth century and the artists which have represented Lithuanian forests and its identity, a period characterized by performance techniques, substances, to present Lithuanian forest beauty, the value of human identity and nation. This virtual exhibition presents paintings that reflect the beauty of the forest and the Lithuanian nobility. This exhibition reveals that nature, especially forests to Lithuanian people always had an important meaning. From the most ancient times, our ancestors in the forests were looking not only for the food supplies, but also for peace of mind, refreshing the body – it was simply a source of inspiration. Lithuanian forest symbolizes home, warmth, safety and comfort. There is the place where everyone is able to find a refuge not only for the body but also for the soul. Forest – refreshment that gives strength and desire to go back to a boring routine. The exhibition of artists’ works of art that enchants the forest beauty, no matter what time of year is around us. Is it winter, summer or autumn and spring. It’s like only further confirms the fact that the forest – a magical and sacred place where artists and other creative people can find ideas. The exhibition was chosen precisely such authors as it was intended to show how the forest is nice and charming, not only during the warm season, but also when the whole earth is covered in snow, when the trees drop leaves or begins to bloom. In the exhibition, you will see famous cartoonist John Martinac creations made watercolor technique. His work is characterized by a realistic resolution, simple composition, restrained coloring. Another known folk artist – Lidija Meškaitytė. The uniqueness of the artist – thumbnails displayed landscapes. Due to injuries, usually unable to travel far to paint the house next to the images. Pictures painted so carefully and precisely, that they perfectly visible every leaf or grass stem. Even the colors chosen artist tried as much as possible more natural, closer to nature. In addition to several hundred (the remaining 358) thumbnail L. Meškaitytė and painted still life’s, compositions. According to Anthony Gudaičio Vladas Eidukevičius (this is another author whose works are exhibited in this exhibition) is the only Lithuanian artists folding Lithuanian painting with Western traditions and remained distinctive. So this exhibition will see not only John Martinaitis, Lidija Meškaitytė, but also others Lithuanian artists painted pictures of mighty forest.