Stables. A view from the Water Mill
Artist Ojaras Mašidlauskas. 2014.
Painting from the exhibition "From Trakai Voke to Lentvaris".
A series of watercolour works reflecting the life of the manor houses of Trakai Voke and Lentvaris, surrounded by architectural heritage. Each work has its own true place and depicts unique memories in the artist's memory. Most of the objects depicted do not even exist anymore. The lightness of the watercolours and the abundance of details encourage one to pause and experience the situations depicted.
The artist, who was not indifferent to the Trakų Vokė Manor and Lentvaris Manor, seemed to be trying to remind people of what they were like, what life was like around them, and in this way, he wanted to show people that the objects can be full of life and action again.
Z. and S. Tiskevičiai, M. Zandbang and J. Zybura riding near the stables.
Life in the Manor
View of the stables from the parterre. From Labeckis, D. Historical and iconographic overview of the palace, tower and parterre part of the park of Lentvaris manor. 2008, KPD Vilnius TP archive.
View towards the farm. The road from the palace towards the old house and stables (next to the new stables) 1904
New Manor Stables and Administrative Building 1904. D. Labeckis, Survey of the Historical and Iconographic Material of the Manor House, Tower and Park of Lentvaris Manor. 2008, KPD Vilnius TP archive.
The end of the XIX century. Work on the rebuilding of the large stable. From the digital archive of the Trakai Historical National Park directorate
Early 20th century. Large stable with high red-brick fence of open manege with beautiful gothic-style gates (right). From the digital archive of the Trakai Historical National Park directorate
Riding in the Arena. From the digital archive of the Trakai Historical National Park directorate