Čiurlionis‘ Genius Continues to Fascinate

Kurt Van Eeghem

A Lithuanian Dream Podcast reveals an outsider’s opinion of Lithuania’s famous artist and composer, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Kurt Van Eeghem is a Flemish radio and TV host and author who decided to write a book about the Lithuanian genius after one visit to the Čiurlionis Museum in Kaunas. “What surprised me is the fact that this gigantic talent has not broken through in Western Europe,” said Eegham. “I think that Lithuanians don’t know anymore how unique [he] is.”

In Episode 48 of the Lithuanian Dream Podcast, he emphasized that Čiurlionis “must be placed between the greats” in the arts, and he was certainly one of the hardest working artists of his time. Listen to the full episode of Lithuanian Dream Podcast on Soundcloud or on Spotify.

Van Eeghem’s book is due to be published in 2022.