art 2001/1

Johanas Hiksa.
Kunigaikščių Wittgensteinų jachta „Vilija“. 1876
Albumino atspaudas, 95x158. Irenos Grigiškytės nuosavybė

Albertas Swieykowskis.
Vilniaus panorama. 5 dalys,
1864–1866 Albumino atspaudai: 168x231, 164x231, 163x230, 167x232, 164x232. Valstybės istorijos muziejus, Rusija

Aleksandras Straussas ir Jarosławas Brzozowskis.
Jeni Krüdner. Apie 1866
Albumino atspaudas, 91x57. Lietuvos valstybės istorijos archyvas

Photography of Vilnius

by Margarita Matulytė

Vilnius Photography. 1858–1915, “Arka” Gallery, February 7th–March 11th 2001
Photographic Images of Vilnius on Postcards, National Museum of Lithuania, February 10th–March 25th 2001
Photographs “Vilnius in 1944” by Sofija Urbonavičiūtė-Subačiuvienė, Vilnius Town Hall, March 2001
Exhibition of books History of Vilnius Photography, Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, March 5–23rd 2001
Vilnius in Photographs by Stanisùaw Filibert Fleury, “Prospektas” Gallery, March 6–18th 2001
International conference on the history of Lithuanian photography Vilnius Photographers,
National Museum of Lithuania, March 8–9th 2001
Participants: historians and art scholars from Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Belorussia. Field of discussion: activity of Vilnius photographers (from the early to contemporary ones), results of the recent research, publication of new facts, collections and sources of Vilnius photography, historiography.
Book Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Tintypes in Lithuanian Museums (compiler Margarita Matulytė, designer Eugenijus Karpavičius, National Museum of Lithuania, 2000, 1st award at the competition “The Most Beautiful Book”).
Organizer The National Museum of Lithuania

The project continued the cycle of research in photography and the retrospective exhibition “History of Lithuanian Photography” of the National Museum of Lithuania. The abundant and valuable heritage of Vilnius photography scattered in various museums, archives, libraries and private collections in Lithuania and abroad, has been presented for the first time in a complex program. It served as a basis for further fundamental research. While exhibiting the works by Vilnius photographers, photography was regarded as a separate art form and field of culture. Photographs were presented according to their chronology, authors and genres.