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Adasa Skliutauskaitė. Erdvė I. 2002–2003, spalvota litografija, 53x60

Adasa Skliutauskaitė. Erdvė II. 2002–2003, spalvota litografija, 53x60

Adasa Skliutauskaitė. Iš ciklo Pasirinkimas. 2002, spalvota litografija, 52x41

Adasa Skliutauskaitė. Iš ciklo Pasirinkimas. 2002, spalvota litografija, 52x41 

Adasa Skliutauskaitė. Iš ciklo Pokalbiai. 2001, spalvota litografija, 55x45

Adasa Skliutauskaitė: Towards the White Space  

by Jurgita Ludavičienė

In 1955, Adasa Skliutauskaitė graduated the Vilnius Art Institute as a graphic artist, to participate in exhibitions as early as in 1956. A member of the Lithuanian Association of Artists since 1957, she took part in international graphic art exhibitions in Poland, Finland, Norway and elsewhere. Since 1986, she mounted 15 solo shows. The female artist exhibited her work in the Vartai, Arka and the Lietuvos Aidas galleries in Vilnius, as well as in the Centre of Contemporary Art. It consists mostly of prints, book illustrations, drawings and lithographs. Heavily decorative and busy at the start of her career, she developed the subtlety of line and a subdued colour scheme later. The busy pattern of her work disappeared; instead, she adopted a more efficient line and empty space ratio. She illustrated 40 children books, to include those written by the renowned Lithuanian poets Judita Vaičiūnaitė, Violeta Palčinskaitė, and Anzelmas Matutis. In 1994, the IBBY Lithuanian section awarded the artist for the best children book of the year. Her drawings conducted in pencil and crayon, capture real and magic aspects of reality and convey psychological mood. Colour lithography is the most important part of her work. She displays true professionalism in this technique and adds lot of character to it making her lithographs look as the synthesis of graphic art and watercolour.


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