Čiurlionio meninės kalbos kontekstualumas: rytų ir vakarų kultūrų sąšaukos ir įtaka Čiurlionio kūrybai

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 11:00
Dissertation Defence Hall (K. Donelaičio St. 73- 403 room)

Author, Institution: Yumiko Nunokawa, Kaunas University of Technology

Science Area, Field of Science: Humanities, History ant Theory of Arts – 03H

Summary of the Doctoral Thesis: Summary

Scientific Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Darius KUČINSKAS (Humanities, History and Theory of Arts, Kaunas University of Technology, 03H).

Dissertation Defense Board of History and Theory of Arts Science Field:
Prof. Dr. Dario MARTINELLI (Kaunas University of Technology, Humanities, History and Theory of Arts, 03H) – chairman;
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rimantas ASTRAUSKAS (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Humanities, History and Theory of Arts, 03H);
Prof. Dr. George KENNAWAY (Hull University, United Kingdom, Humanities, History and Theory of Arts, 03H).

The doctoral dissertation is available on the internet and at the libraries of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Donelaičio g. 20,Kaunas)

The main aim of dissertation is to reveal and re-evaluate canonical and new narratives and links of Eastern and Western cultures which influenced Čiurlionis’ art, and to present it in a context of cultural and philosophical ideas of Europe in the turn of the 20th century. The dissertation is composed of an introduction, six main parts, conclusions and a list of bibliography. The introduction is dedicated to an overview of the large panorama of literature and to summarize previous research done on the contextuality of Čiurlionis during the last century. Each of the six parts presents new links and contexts of Čiurlionis’ creative heritage related to European cultural centres – Warsaw, Leipzig, Vilnius, and St. Petersburg. Geographical places were selected as the best way to reveal different aspects of the influence of West and East cultures on the formation of Čiurlionis’ artistic language. Conclusions summarize research done in previous parts.