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"Arūnė Tornau was born in 1956. in Vilnius. 1979 graduated from the Vilnius Art Institute in architecture, so from the very beginning she was too different - coming from architecture, a woman dreaming of entering the highest caste - to be a painter. In Soviet times, painting (and sculpture, as you know) considered the highest branch of art, was merciless to those who did not have a diploma in this type of art, merciless to women as well. Thank God, the history of art is full of artists who have withstood such pressure.


The artist's work can be divided into two parts - painting and objects. But all of them tirelessly reflect the silent processes of entropy. Metal-eating rust, natural structures, vegetation disappearing in autumn establish themselves in the artist's imagery, and under the layer of paint hide old materials, often also time-worn tablecloths, curtains, sheets and other fabrics, patiently playing the role of painting canvas. often determining the painting itself with its textures, in some places emerging from it or showing seams."


- Aistė Kisarauskaitė

Arūnė Tornau: the end is the beginning

  • ISBN 978-609-8154-30-6

    Circulation: 600 copies

    Number of pages: page 352

    Hard binding

    Paper:Munken Kristal 150g, Munken Lynx 80g

    Font: Meta Pro

    Format: 210x280 mm

  • Compiled by: Aistė Kisarauskaitė

    Text authors: Aistė Kisarauskaitė, Arūnė Tornau, Evelina Januskaitė, Kristina Stančienė, Monika Krikštopaitytė, Rūta Spelskytė

    Designer: Agnė Dautartaitė-Krutule

    Editors: Rita Markulienė, Audra Kairienė

    Translators: Irena Jomantienė, Kristina Kudriašova, Aleksandra Fominaitė

    Authors of photographs: Arūnas Baltėnas, Andrius Grigalaitis, Povilas Jarmala, Marija Gabrielė Karputė, Aurelija Maknytė, Vytautas Nomadas, Algirdas Sabalys, Ričardas Šileika, Ula Šimulynaitė, Arūnė Tornau

    Printing house: "Standard Impresa"

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