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The transformations of Vytenis Lingys' style of painting

Author(s): Antanas Andrijauskas
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Vytenis Lingys; paintings

Summary/Abstract: Vytenis Lingys is one of the most intellectual painters of the middle generation of contemporary Lithuanian painters. His paintings shine with a peculiar stylistics, original metaphorical thinking, specific colouring, and sensitivity of artistic form. All this assists the painter in penetrating and conveying fundamental human values. He permanently strives for an authentic relation with the subject of his work. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of his personality and creativity is unrest and dissatisfaction at the results already achieved. Lingys permanently looks for something new, by expanding his knowledge of the world and life, by applying new forms, means and methods in his painting. The history of culture, the heritage of various civilisations, literature, and the history of art are the main sources of his creative inspiration. The influence of these various factors can be traced in his paintings. In his creative evolution, Lingys has followed the complicated course of the search for his own original style. During his first decade after graduation from Vilnius Art Institute, he was mostly influenced by modern French art and the tradition of Lithuanian Expressionist art. At the end of the 20th century Lithuania was overwhelmed by postmodern art, and the majority of the younger generation yielded to its influence. Lingys did not belong to their number. During that period he was interested in the tragic endeavours of modernist painters and the artistic heritage of different civilisations. The new turn in Lingys' creative evolution was prompted by his journey to the exotic island of Mauritius and Japan. In his paintings of recent years, along with the signs of multicultural influence, the impacts of the poetic surrealism of Paul Klee, Joan Miro and Francis Picabia can be traced. In the field of artistic technique, Lingys is mostly influenced by the improvisational methods of Arshile Gorky.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 102-109
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Lithuanian