Lithuania's sacred culture of sculpture

  • 2003-09-25
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUS - Just as a 14th century visitor to Lithuania would have witnessed pagan inhabitants paying honor to sacred statues in the countryside, a contemporary tourist arriving in Vilnius will most likely be guided to one of many sculpture parks set in natural environments around the capital.For such a small country, Lithuania has an unusually large amount of sculptures. From roadside wooden carvings to Soviet monstrosities to avant-garde installations, sculpture graces most corners of Lithuanian public life."I think sculpture is so popular because we were a pagan people for so long, and as...
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