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Abstract

The terminology of trends in modernism has become irrelevant in the contemporary world, either totally or in part. They are frequently used in tribute to tradition (viz. cubic futurism). In Lithuania, the situation is different. The notion of expressionistic painting is all-encompassing. It enjoys primacy, respect, and attention stemming from national twentieth century modernist painting. Expressionism could also be, for instance, labeled fauvism [see illustration]. In painting, as well as other arts, more rational and intellectual trends have frequently come to be designated “alien” or “of little artistic merit”. One of the methods of countering stereotypes would consist of redefinition, an expansion of precision in old concepts and introduction of new ones.