Laura Gascoigne

Did this Lithuanian invent abstraction? M.K. Ciurlionis, at Dulwich Picture Gallery, reviewed

Ciurlionis presaged the surrealism of Max Ernst and sci-fi of Fritz Lang – and he may also have influenced Kandinsky

‘Sparks, III’, 1906, by M.K. Ciurlionis. Courtesy of M.K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art

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