The dogma of Ivanauskaite

  • 2005-05-04
Arguably one of the best-known Lithuanian writers internationally, Jurga Ivanauskaite reveals her talent as a painter in her recent exhibition "Angelariumas."

Following her successful debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2002, Ivanauskaite became Lithuania's most famous contemporary writer in Europe.

Ivanauskaite's interest in Eastern cultures developed in childhood when she used to draw Asian-like faces and women wearing kimonos. Later, at the Vilnius Art Institute, her intention to break the conceptions of standardized Soviet art was questioned by professors. Today she has proven her point with a unique and admirable style.

"Angelariumas" is Ivanauskaite's third exhibition, this time inspired by various religious traditions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and stories about angels. The exhibit will be held in Gallery Meno Nisa (J.Basanaviciaus 1/13, Vilnius) until May 30.