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MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINA S Č IURLIONIS. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter and composer. During his short life he composed about 250 pieces of music and created about 300 paintings.

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Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

MIKALOJUS KONSTANTINAS ČIURLIONIS


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter and composer.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

During his short life he composed about 250 pieces of music and created about 300 paintings.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

The majority of his paintings are housed in the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

His works have had a profound influence on modern Lithuanian culture.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

M. K. Čiurlionis was born in 1875 in Varėna.

He was the oldest of nine children of his father,

Konstantinas,

and his

mother,Adelė.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Čiurlionis was a musical prodigy: he could play by ear at age three and could sight-read music freely by age seven.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Three years out of primary school, he went to study at the musical school of Prince Michał Oginski where he learned to play several orchestral instruments, in particular the flute, from 1889 to 1893.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Supported by Prince Oginski's 'scholarship' Čiurlionis studied piano and composition at the Warsaw Conservatory from 1894 to 1899.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

For his graduation, in 1899, he wrote a cantata for mixed chorus and symphonic orchestra titled De Profundis, with the guidance of the composer Zygmunt Noskowski.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Later he attended composition lectures at the Leipzig Conservatory and studied drawing at the Warsaw School of Fine Arts from 1904 to 1906 and became a friend of Polish composer and painter Eugeniusz Morawski-Dąbrowa.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

He was one of the initiators of, and a participant in, the First Exhibition of Lithuanian Art that took place in 1907 in Vilnius


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Soon after this event the Lithuanian Union of Arts was founded, and Čiurlionis was one of its 19 founding members.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

He died of pneumonia in 1911 at 35 years of age. He was buried at the Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Čiurlionis felt that he was a synesthete; that is, he perceived colors and music simultaneously.


Mikalojus konstantina s iurlionis

Many of his paintings bear the names of musical pieces: sonatas, fugues, and preludes.


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