• July 31, 2014
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The Painting Open Air in Trakų Vokė

In Trakų Vokė, which before World War II was the seat of ancestral Tyszkiewiczowie, started the International  Painting Open Air “Art for art”. Within eight days artists from Lithuania and Serbia will try to capture on canvas the nineteenth-century palace and its picturesque surroundings.

This is already the 11th edition of the International Painting Open Air “Art for art” ‘. This time 16 painters came to Trakų Vokė, most for the first time. Curator of the open air, Lithuanian painter Svajunas Armonas expects that newartists will have a fresh look at the Tyszkiewiczowie palace in Trakų Vokė and park, designed by the famous architect of landscapes – Édouard François André.

“The concept of open-air I treat in a classical way: the most important is the painting of nature, contemplating nature. Our goal is to bring the created work to have lasting value” – said Svajunas Armonas. All work, which will be created during the open air, will find a place in the art collection in palace in Trakų Vokė.

The open air is not just a job at the easel. Participants of the open air will visit Kernavė, will participate in the discussion on Lithuanian art, organize social action “Anyone can draw”. The guest artists of the meeting will be Dr. Liliana Narkowicz historian, author of a monograph on Tyszkiewiczowie lineages. At the end of the open air, on August 7th, at 18.00 in the Tyszkiewiczowie palace in Trakų Vokė will be opened an exhibition of works of the workshop participants.

Trakų Vokė lies on the road from Vilnius to Trakai, in the current boundaries of Vilnius. Assets in Trakų Vokė from 1850 to 1939, were owned by Tyszkiewiczowie.

Translated by Patrycja Pawłowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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