Saturday, February 7, 2009

fairy tale

A Lithuanian medical student named Leva sent this postcard of a painting called Fairy Tale, by famed Lithuanian artist Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis. She had just visited a museum dedicated to Ciurlionis and been impressed by the beauty of his work. I Googled him and discovered that he was a musical prodigy as well as an artist. He called himself a "synesthete", able to perceive color and music simultaneously. Thanks very much, Leva. A "smiley day" to you, too.