After Ciurlionis' Death

Posthumous exhibition of Ciurlionis's art in Vilnius (1911) 1911 the Lithuanian Union of Arts organized the first posthumous exhibition of M.K.Ciurlionis paintings in Vilnius and Kaunas. They also rendered their assistance to "The World of Art" group holding posthumous exhibitions in Moscow (1911) and St. Petersburg (1912). In 1913 a constant exhibition of Ciurlionis works was opened in Vilnius. These exhibitions made the name of the great artist widely known.

The cover of "Ciurlionies kuopa" 1912 Ciurlionis' symphonic poem "In the Forest" was played for the first time in St. Petersburg.

1912-13 the Second Exhibition of Postimpressionists Art took place in London. Several Ciurlionis' paintings were also exhibited, even though they were clearly distinguished out of the others' works.

1913 the Union of Arts issued a publication called "Ciurlionies kuopa", the main aim of which was to exhibit and popularize the painters' works.

M.K.Ciurlionis' portrait painted by Adomas Varnas 1936 Ciurlionis' symphonic poem "The Sea" was played in Kaunas for the first time ever.

1961 as 50 years had passed after Ciurlionis' death Adomas Varnas (Lithuanian painter) painted his portrait.

1975 celebrating Ciurlionis' 100 year birth anniversary Vladas Vildziunas (Lithuanian sculptor) built a monument for him in Druskininkai.

50 Litas occasional coin - 1st side 50 Litas occasional coin - 2nd side 1995 a new occasional 50 lit coin with Ciurlionis' face imprinted on one side of it was issued in Lithuania.

2000 international exhibition "Expo-2000" took place in Hanover (Germany). Lithuania presented a project called "Creation of the World for the End of the XX-th Century". An animation of M.K.Ciurlionis paintings ("Creation of the World" cycle, "Hailing of the Sun", "Rex" and other works) was shown with a phonogram of Giedrius Kuprevicius composition. The project seemed to cause an unexpectedly great interest to visitors so it was repeated in Lithuania, in the Town-Hall Square of Vilnius, celebrating the third millenium.

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Ciurlionis' Name in Lithuania and the World

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