Rūpintojėlis: evocation of indigenous Lithuanian soulfulness

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Rūpintojėlis: evocation of indigenous Lithuanian soulfulness
In the Journal:
Lituanus. 2019, vol. 65, no. 2, p. 47-65, 88
Keywords:
LT
Rūpintojėlis; Liaudies menas; Religinis menas; Sakralinės skulptūros; Simboliai; Religija; Dvasingumas; Dvasinės vertybės; Lietuviai; Užsienio lietuviai; Diaspora; Lietuva; Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos.
EN
Rūpintojėlis; Folk art; Religious art; Sacred sculptures; Symbols; Religion; Spirituality; Spiritual values; Lithuanians; Lithuanians living abroad; Diaspora; Lithuania; United States of America.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis article explores ways in which the soulfulness of Lithuanian culture, rooted in pagan beliefs and practices, survives most particularly in folk art carvings called rūpintojėlis, the 'worried man' associated with the Christian image of the 'Pensive Christ' or 'Man of Sorrows.' This soulfulness, perceived as inherent in the land, is expressed traditionally through an architecture of natural objects such as trees and in folk carving, especially figures carved in wood. Lithuanian folk art is oriented towards the landscape; the connection of the Lithuanian people to the landscape is fundamentally spiritual and links the souls of the dead with the natural world. [From the publication]

ISSN:
0024-5089
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2020-01-09 18:09:50
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