Boats of Birštonas

Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60x80 cm
Lithuanian Art Gallery
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In the foreground of the painting, a cluster of wooden boats rests idly amongst wild, overgrown grass. The boats, worn and layered with peeling paint, hint at hues of red, pink, and a subtle, sun-faded orange, suggesting they have witnessed many seasons. These vessels are nestled closely together, as if in quiet conversation, or perhaps waiting their turn to venture onto the serene waters that stretch out in the background. Beyond the wild grass, the water mirrors a cloudy sky, with gentle ripples distorting the reflection and creating an impression of movement. The strips of land in the distance break the continuity of the water, laying horizontal under a somber sky. The overall atmosphere is calm and slightly somber, evoking a sense of solitude and the passage of time. The painterly strokes are broad and expressive, adding a texture that conveys a raw, natural setting. The color palette is restrained yet thoughtful, with earthy tones and pops of pastel colors, enriching the scene with a rustic charm.


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Š. Šarkauskas was born in Kaunas 1967, he studied at a four-year art school. Although further attempts to study arts were unsuccessful, but painting itself haunts him for a lifetime. The author has organized exhibitions in Vilnius and Kaunas. Artist's works attracts the interest of the audience constantly, there is obvious success in his exhibitions. "I tried to escape from painting, but it keeps catching up with me," the author smiles. Museologist Audronė Meškauskaitė about the artist responds “Š. Šarkauskas' paintings first of all burst with color, it invites significant bright, contrasting combinations and radiate a rich flow of joy. Transparent, clean, light strokes create the impression of carefree and harmony, easily sway and lay the details of the composition in an unexpected harmony."