On Tuesday, 26 September, at 7 pm at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union (Rue Belliard 41–43, 1040 Brussels, Belgium) the exhibition “Hello, Paris! The Path of Litvak Artists” will open.
The exhibition is organised by the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union together with the Lewben Art Foundation and Lithuanian Culture Institute and presents four Litvaks, the famous representatives of École de Paris, from the collections of the Lewben Art Foundation and the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation. Each artist has enriched and influenced the French Expressionism in his own way.
Pinchus Krémègne (1890–1981) geometrised the amorphous forms that were infiltrating French Expressionism and supplemented a palette with Fauvist colours. Max Band’s (1900–1974) soft brushstroke and modest colour palette helped him convey Jewish sorrow and melancholy. Neemiya Arbit Blatas’ (1908–1999) skilfully conveyed psychological portraits, rhythmic compositions of figures, and sophisticated still lifes fascinate connoisseurs of painting. Théo Tobiasse’s (1927–2012) artworks are filled with Jewish mysticism, elements of adventure and eroticism, are enriched with metaphors, allusions and symbols. His works look like pieces of music, with underlying complex and multi-layered compositions, and resonant colour fantasies.
Curators of the exhibition: Ugnė Bužinskaitė, Vilma Gradinskaitė
Coordinator – Giedrė Marčiulaitė
Organisers of the exhibition: Lewben Art Foundation, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union
Partner – Lithuanian Culture Institute
Sponsors: Lewben Group, Enercom Capital, Jonas ir Živilė Garbaravičiai, Ellex Valiunas, Orion Securities
Media sponsors: artnews.lt, Echo Gone Wrong
“Hello, Paris! The Path of Litvak Artists”
Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union
Rue Belliard 41–43, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
2017 09 26–2018 02 28