The Life and History of Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis

Topics: Lithuania, Mikalojus Konstantinas iurlionis, Druskininkai Pages: 2 (370 words) Published: October 20, 2012
Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis biography facts & interesting facts His personality:

• He has experienced quite a bit of negative criticism as a child, which made him shy growing up. Vulnerability has remained with Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis.

• Mikalojus is a peacemaker and has stong personality. He bends, but does not break.

• Hard- worker(workaholic). He offen worked until midnight.

• „Dreamer- the main word that describes him“Jadvyga Ciurlionyte.

1945 was opened the Vilnius ten-year secondary music school, called the Ciurlionis School of Arts.

1961 as 50 years had passed after Ciurlionis' death Adomas Varnas (Lithuanian painter) painted his portrait.

1964 there is a mountain in Pamir (5794 m height) in Tadzhikistan, called Ciurlionis mountain.

1965 the first Ciurlionis Competition (only for the young music players) was held. Since then it is organized every several years.

1977 was formed Ciurlionis quartet. In 1990 the quartet was awarded the Lithuanian National Premium.

1975 the Crimean astrophysicist Nikolaj Cernych discovered a new 8 km diameter asteroid and called it the Ciurlionis asteroid. It orbits round the Sun in approximately four years (average distance from the Sun: 384 mln. km).

1975-76 m. on occasion of M.K.Ciurlionis' 100-year birth anniversary, 26 masters of folk art built a range of 22 sculptures in Perloja along the Varena-Druskininkai road. The range was called the "Ciurlionis Road".

1995 a new occasional 50 lit coin with Ciurlionis' face imprinted on one side of it was issued in Lithuania.

There are many museums and art galleries, that are founded for M.K. Ciurlionis:

1. 1940 a Ciurlionis Art Ensemble was founded in Vilnius, formed by about 170 art lovers. Closed in 1944

2. 1936, november 1 the Ciurlionis Gallery was transfered to the Kaunas Historical and Ciurlionis Art Museum. Now it is called the Kaunas Museum of M.K.Ciurlionis Art and only in 1947 (august...
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