Last Chance To See This Exhibition By 'Lithuania’s Greatest Artist'

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Last Chance To See This Exhibition By 'Lithuania’s Greatest Artist'

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Dulwich Picture Gallery.

M.K. Čiurlionis, Sonata No. 7 (Sonata of the Pyramids). Andante, 1909. Tempera on paper, 61.7 x 68.9 cm. Courtesy M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas

M.K. Čiurlionis is widely credited as being 'Lithuania's greatest artist' — and more than 100 of his works are on display in London right now.

Dulwich Picture Gallery's current exhibition M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds showcases paintings and drawings that travel between mythology and reality. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis — who was a composer as well as a symbolist painter — explored spirituality, philosophy and our relationship to the universe in his works.

M.K. Čiurlionis, Creation of the World. III from the cycle of 13 paintings, 1905 - 1906. Tempera on paper, 3 7 x 31 .3 cm. Courtesy M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas.

His career, though short (sadly, he died at just 35) was prolific, and he was claimed by some to have created abstract art before Kandinsky, making him a bona fide pioneer of the art world.

Most of the paintings and drawings featured in this very special exhibition are being shown in the UK for the first time ever, making it an absolute must-see for art fans. And it's only here until March, so make sure you don't miss it.

While you're at Dulwich Picture Gallery, take time to peruse the rest of the impressive collection. It's home to over 600 works, including paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto. One ticket gets you access to the permanent collection, as well as M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds, AND the gallery's current display, Anthony Daley: Son of Rubens. Top tip: you can save 10% on full-price tickets by booking online.

M.K. Čiurlionis, Angels (Paradise), 1909. Tempera on paper, 47 x 61.8 cm. Courtesy M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas

Dulwich Picture Gallery is located in the bucolic Dulwich Village, under 15 minutes walk from North Dulwich station. From here, direct trains to London Bridge take just 15 minutes, making it a breezy cultural day out.

M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds is at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 12 March 2023. Book online to save 10% on full-price tickets.

Last Updated 18 January 2023