Preludes and Fugues

Ciurlionis' pictorial sonatas, preludes and fugues raise an argument - what was the determinant of their uniqueness: painting or music? One must say that they are not a direct projection of music on canvas, rather an optimum harmony of the painters' imagination, musicality and pictoriality of artistic images.

From the book "XX a. lietuvių dailės istorija"

Diptych "Prelude and Fugue" (1908)



Triptych "Fantasy" (1908)




Other Preludes and Fugues

1907-8 (35KB)

1908 (59KB)

The City. Prelude
1908-9 (65KB)

Angel. Prelude
1908-9 (54KB)

1-st Hall: Cycles and Triptychs

"Funeral Symphony"
"The Flood"
"Creation of the World"
"The Zodiac"
"Winter", "Spring", "Summer"
Triptychs ("My Road", "Journey of the Prince", "Raigardas")
Other 1904-6 Year Cycles
Other 1907-8 Year Cycles

2-nd Hall: Musical Painting

"Sonata of the Sun"
"Sonata of Spring"
"Sonata of the Serpent"
"Sonata of the Sea"
"Sonata of the Summer"
"Sonata of the Pyramids"
"Sonata of the Stars"
Preludes and Fugues

3-rd Hall: Other Paintings

Year 1904 Paintings
Year 1905 Paintings
Year 1906 Paintings
Year 1907 Paintings
Year 1908 Paintings
Year 1909 Paintings

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