On 22nd May 2016 on gallery’s “Arts Bridge” initiative, a plein air exhibition “The Shining” is opening at gallery “Arka”, Ausros Vartu 7.
The exhibition shows artworks created in August 2015 plein air in Montady, southern France.
Seven famous Lithuanian artists Rimas Zigmas Bičiūnas, Jonas Daniliauskas, Audrius Gražys, Paulius Juška, Vytenis Lingys, Sigita Maslauskaitė and Kristina Norvilaitė for two weeks worked at their temporary workshops located at Domaine du Bosc palace.
Plein air (from French) – painting outside. In XIX century such painting techniquewas popular between many French painters, especially Impressionists. For Vincent van Gogh an important source of inspiration was nature. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo: “I want to paint a series of landscapes, from which a shining would flow like from the pictures of saints.”
Lithuanian painters were inspired by French landscapes, cosy, compact towns and local way of life.
Exhibition is opened until 6th February.