Painting on Lithuanian stamp

15 Oct 2018  Mon

To honour one of the most famous Lithuanian postmodern Painter Sarunas Sauka, the Lithuanian Post issued a stamp featuring one of the bravest and most controversial pieces of his work ‘Painting of the Millennium of Lithuania’. It was known around the media as the ‘Only to people with strong nerves’.

This painting is displayed in the Lithuanian Presidential Palace, the painting appearing on the posted stamp featuring the naked and bleeding form of Christ with a hand on his face, is a common one in Lithuania folk wooden sculpture. Fin this painting the Christ image look like Sauka-it's a self-portrait. Beneath his left people from various epochs and times are illustrated with on left corner a girl is absorbing the scene thinking-she is the future of Lithuania.

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