Augustinas Savickas

A. Savickas’ realistic style of painting was formed by his teachers, J. Vienožinskis and V. Mackevičius. The landscapes of his early period (before 1959) are characterised by expressive grey colours, a soft manner of painting and the sensitively rendered spirit of nature. They were usually views of around Vilnius. Later his temperament erupted, the style of painting became expressive, black lines appeared, and dramatic notes broke into resonance. Savickas is usually considered to be a painter of figure compositions, but he himself has pointed out that the landscape plays an important role in his work. By 1959, out of 308 works in a solo exhibition that year, 234 were landscapes. In his later work, he placed human forms in an emotionally active natural environment, which determined the spiritual atmosphere of the picture.

Reference: Art album "The World of Landscapes" (Volume II). Compiled by N. Tumėnienė. Vilnius, LAWIN, 2013, P. 94.