Sacred Wood: The Contemporary Lithuanian Woodcarving Revival
Lithuanian carvings produced under Soviet occupation during the 1970s and 1980s reflect mythic folk themes, coded Christian iconography, satire, and themes of national identity.
Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison
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