The Art Studio, which is an integral part of ISM university, was established in 2004 and aimed at developing connections between exact sciences and art, stimulating imagination, fostering individual and group creativity. During the years of its existence, more than 1000 works of art have been created, 100 best of which have been selected and systematically presented in this publication.
The ISM Art Studio has also organised more than 30 exhibitions in Lithuania and other countries, closely cooperating with institutions in Lithuania and abroad, such as Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Mykolas Riomeris University, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (Germany) or Irena Mikuličiūtė art gallery. Exhibition presentations are usually accompanied by lectures, where techniques, concepts and colour ranges are introduced to the audience. They are delivered by the head of the ISM Art Studio Edmundas Brazauskas, who also organizes seminars and in-company training for the companies eager to participate in the universal process of creating art.
Students who have selected the course of “Abstraction and Reality” will attempt to produce a creation and to understand the universal nature of the process itself, including its meaning and the utilitarian and non-utilitarian benefit that it brings to us and those around us. The course consists of three blocks: creative analysis, developments in art and creating art.
The purpose of this block is to learn to analyse a piece of art, to reveal the reason for its creation, including its structure, importance and lasting value. Main topics: relationship between form and content, structure and energy conversion, changes in reality and appearance, zone of utopian potential, ontological razor blade, beauty concept, dominating processes in the conscious and the subconscious mind, etc.
Developments in art
Analytical methods will help us learn about the history of culture, including various developments in art starting with primitive and going on to contemporary art by comparing the European culture with the Oriental one and by analysing the relationship between art and myth, religion and civilisation. We will attempt to conceptualise the changes related to pre-modernist, modernist and post-modernist trends, including all that is meaningful and topical, and the artistic trends that prevail in Lithuania as well as reasons behind them and prospects for the future.
It all goes down to practical application of the acquired knowledge with painting being the main form of expression as followed by object creation, installations, mail art and photography. First we will work on sketches, etudes and compositions with the aim to unfold the vision of the creation, and then master respective portrayal methods and analyse various composition techniques, including light and colour, and work on individual and collective art.